Tameside winter road safety advice

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Help keep Tameside’s roads safe this winter.



Motorists are being reminded to park considerately so they don’t block access to roads and people are also being warned to be vigilant about safety after several incidents where youths have thrown snowballs and even bricks and stones at gritting trucks, putting all road users in danger.
Motorists are being asked to park considerately so that gritting trucks can access all roads – all too often their routes are blocked.”

Residents, businesses and motorists can follow @tmbc_highways for the latest information from the gritting team on conditions and treated routes. They can also check out maps of the priority gritting routes at Tameside Council's website aswell as for general advice on being prepared for winter weather, including checks to make on your own home and car as well as looking out for vulnerable neighbours.

With freezing temperatures set to continue this week, the Tameside Council has issued the following advice on clearing snow and ice:

Be prepared, buy your own supply of grit from a local business for your own pathways and drives. Only use grit from grit bins to keep side roads open. Start early, it’s much easier to clear fresh, loose snow compared to compacted ice that has been walked on
Don’t use hot water, this may create black ice and increase risk of injury
Spread salt on the area you have cleared to help stop ice forming. Be a good neighbour and help others , such as vulnerable and elderly people to clear snow and ice from paths and properties.

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