With sleet and snow expected Wakefield Council's gritting teams will be out tonight - these are the priority roads

Wakefield Council's gritting teams will be out tonight as temperatures drop.

By James Carney
Monday, 30th November 2020, 5:56 pm
Updated Monday, 30th November 2020, 6:00 pm
Coun Matthew Morley with Wakefield Council's gritting team
Coun Matthew Morley with Wakefield Council's gritting team

The council said precautionary gritting is carried out on A and B roads, commuter routes, steep main roads to villages, housing or industrial estates, including roads leading to main hospitals and large schools.

Gritting is carried out on 40 per cent of roads - roads used by more than 90 per cent of all the traffic in the district. On average, you are never more than 400 metres away from a treated route, the council said.

This interactive map shows the roads the council will prioritise for gritting.