Gritting and salting roads
Who is responsible for gritting?
See roads managed by Highways England on GOV.UK who manage M6 and A66 in Eden.
See your roads in winter on the Cumbria County Council website for details of their winter road maintenance plan.
When icy conditions are forecast, priority roads will be gritted by 8am whenever possible.
View a map of priority route for gritting, on the Cumbria County Council 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
To report a grit heap or salt bin that needs refilling:
Telephone Cumbria Highways Hotline: 0300 303 2992
Report a problem with a local road
In an emergency telephone 999.
For M6/A66 telephone Highways England 0300 123 5000.
Winter road maintenance
See your roads in winter, on Cumbria County Council's website for details of the winter road maintenance in Cumbria and Eden.