Gritting and salting roads
Who is responsible for gritting?
The M6 and A66 are the responsibility of Highways England. All other roads 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.
To report a problem with a local road, contact:
- M6/A66 - Highways England on 0300 123 5000;
- All other roads - report a fault on the highway to Cumbria County Council, or ring the Highways Hotline on 0300 303 2992.