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Winter weather advice

Weather updates

The Met Office Severe Weather Warnings give advance warning of extreme weather conditions.

Read Government updates and advice on winter weather conditions.

Flooding

Read information and advice on flooding.

Schools

Information on school and college closures will be available on the BBC Leicester website.

Roads

Gritting of primary and secondary roads within the district when weather conditions may prove hazardous is the responsibility of Leicestershire County Council.  View further information about the roads that are gritted in Leicestershire.

The County Council also provide grit bins for public use on roads and pavements in potentially dangerous areas. 

When ice is forecast, 45 per cent of the road network (around 1,200 miles of the network) is treated. The gritting routes include A and B roads, some C class roads, major commuter routes, major bus routes and, as far as is possible, at least one route through all Leicestershire villages.

Tweets are sent from the Leicestershire County Council Twitter account when the gritters go out, as well as general winter advice and gritting updates during bad weather. Follow @LeicsCountyHall

Find information on any disruption to Leicestershire County Council services during bad weather, including bus services, library closures, and social services.

Clearing pavements

Leicestershire County Council manage pavements in the district. Report a path that needs clearing of snow or ice to Leicestershire County Council.

Keeping warm 

Information and advice on staying warm during winter are available from:

Read information about government payments and schemes: