Gritting, salt bin locations and winter weather advice

Our full winter service is currently in operation. Decisions to grit or not grit are based on the Open Road Winter Forecast Service provided by the Met Office. The service is activated whenever temperatures are predicted to fall below freezing.

Please be aware that we cannot grit all roads throughout the borough or respond to individual requests for gritting or salt bins. Our priority is to ensure that the network of treated roads is kept reasonably free of ice and snow.

Find out more information about our winter service

Latest winter updates

If severe weather causes bin collections to be delayed or cancelled we will provide advice on our Bin collection days web page.

For Bury Council's latest alerts and updates:

For school closures check the school website:

Up-to-date weather forecast

To check the latest UK weather forecast, including any severe weather warnings visit the Met Office web site.

Be prepared

Winter weather can be severe and can quickly disrupt our daily lives. Being aware and better prepared can help us, our families and our communities to stay safe, warm and healthy throughout the winter months. For a wide range of practical suggestions visit the Get ready for winter web pages hosted by The Met Office.