Winter officially begins on 23 October this year for Essex Highways. We treat over 2000 miles of roads in Essex, which is about 40% of our road network. These are the most important routes to keep moving and all routes are treatable in a maximum of 3 hours. We operate 62 gritting lorries with ploughs plus two mini gritters with around 116 drivers who are deployed based on weather conditions.
For further guidance in case of severe weather conditions (school closures and other council services), see the Winter Service webpages
Severe weather warnings for East of England are available from The Met Office