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Gritting and salting roads

Who is responsible for gritting?

The M6 and A66 are the responsibility of Highways England.

All other roads in Eden are the responsibility of Cumbria County Council.

When icy conditions are forecast, priority roads will be gritted by 8am whenever possible.

View a map of priority roads for gritting, on Cumbria County Council's website.

It is not usual to grit other roads, but if there is heavy snow, Cumbria Highways will aim to clear at least one route to each community, once priority roads are cleared.

Grit heaps and salt bins

Grit heaps and salt bins are maintained by Cumbria County Council, to report a grit heap or salt bin which needs refilling:

Telephone Cumbria Highways Hotline: 0300 303 2992


Report a winter problems online on Cumbria County Council's website.

Report a problem with a local road

For M6/A66 telephone Highways England 0300 123 5000.

For all other roads in Cumbria telephone the Highways Hotline on 0300 303 2992.

Report a fault on the highway to Cumbria County Council

Winter road maintenance

For details of the winter road maintenance in Cumbria and Eden see your roads in winter, on Cumbria County Council's website.