Cold conditions, snow and ice

The island climate means that we rarely experience heavy snow falls. We do experience frosty and freezing conditions which can make our roads and pathways dangerous. We decide which roads are treated in freezing weather. The focus is on key routes as it is not practical or economical to salt every road.

Island Roads winter service provides details of the salting of roads and the routes that are being treated.

Keep Warm, Keep Well campaign

The Keep Warm, Keep Well campaign is a national campaign to reduce cold-related illness and deaths during the winter. You can find guidance on what financial support is available and how to prepare for cold weather and keep warm.

NHS winter health also offer services and information to deal with the effects to our health brought on during the cold winter months.

Travel in winter

National Highways England provides information on travelling in winter.