Find out which services are affected by the icy weather and see what we're doing to keep the city moving and residents safe
Gritting and road safety
Our teams are working hard to keep the city moving and residents safe.
Our gritters have been out all week and will continue depending on the weather conditions and forecast
We also have contractors hand clearing snow in areas most affected by the severe weather. This includes:
- Mile Oak
Our teams are going to continue gritting roads throughout today.
They will concentrate on carriageways first and then footways. We are also replenishing stocks in grit bins
We grit around 156 miles of road around the city.
We prioritise our:
- main A roads and most B roads
- bus routes
- links to schools
- roads that lead to hospitals or are key for emergency services
It is important to remember that gritting a road cannot guarantee it will be free of ice.
We ask that if you have to travel today, take extra care and drive to the conditions.
Snow and ice affecting recycling and refuse collections
There will be disruption to some collections today. This is due to snow and ice making access to some areas difficult.
We will be keeping the situation under review while conditions remain icy. We will be checking whether we can access roads safely.
Crews will also be continuing gritting rounds today.
Leave your bins out and we will update this page with any further information.
Advice and support
- Road maintenance during winter Learn how we decide when to salt, grit and plough roads
- Are you cold at home? Keeping warm and your wellbeing
- Find your nearest grit bin We have over 400 grit bins across the city
- Clearing snow and staying safe How to clear snow, walk and drive safely during winter
- School closures How to find out what schools are closed in the city
- Flooding Report flooding, protect your property and how we manage flood risk
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How you can help in cold weather
Check on elderly and vulnerable neighbours
Please check on your elderly and vulnerable neighbours to see if they need help with getting food, medicine or care during cold weather. If you know people who are having problems getting services they need, contact our adult social care helpline 01273 295555.
Find out about protecting the elderly this winter on the Met Office website.
We work with homelessness agencies to provide emergency shelter for rough sleepers when the temperature is predicted to drop below 0 degrees Celsius or there is an amber weather warning.
If you are concerned about a rough sleeper at any time, please use Streetlink to get in touch with our outreach team. You can also call on 0300 500 0914. There's more information on our web page how to help people living rough on the street.
Stay up to date
Updates will be posted on this page and on our Twitter account at @BrightonHoveCC