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Severe weather

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The latest information on council services affected by severe weather.

This page includes links to advice and guidance on what to do in severe weather plus the latest information on gritting, bin collections, council buildings, libraries, public transport and school closures.

For the latest updates visit:

Gritter routes

Our state-of-the-art fleet of snow ploughs and gritters are working around the clock to keep the roads clear.

You can now view gritted routes for areas in South Gloucestershire by using The local connection. Enter the address or postcode to check and then choose Gritting Routes and click the Show button from the menu that appears. Gritting routes will appear as dark purple on the map display.

You can also view gritter routes via elgin's roadworks website. Enter your postcode and then choose the drop down menu options "Map layers", "Advanced" and select "Winter gritting routes". 

Grit bins

You can find your nearest grit bin on The local connection. Enter the address or postcode and then choose Grit Bins and click the Show button from the menu that appears. The grit is for anyone to use on roads and pavements.

School closures

School opening times or closures during severe weather and similar emergencies will be displayed on the school opening status page (term time only). This information is updated daily by schools and they are able to refresh the information from 6 o'clock the previous evening. Parents and carers are advised to also check the school website and any text messages (if provided by the school) for further detailed information. 


For the latest news on buses and bus routes in South Gloucestershire please check with the bus operators direct. 

Rubbish, waste and recycling

Severe weather may result in disruption or changes to the Sort It centres or your rubbish and waste collection dates. Our webpage will be updated regularly with the latest information provided to us by these services.  Find out what to do if your collection has been missed.


Individual library opening times are available online and may be subject to change during periods of severe weather. You can also check for any latest updates from the libraries homepage

Council meetings

In the event of any changes to council meetings due to severe weather, information will be published here and on the local democracy homepage.  

Advice and guidance

We provide the following useful information and guidance for the current conditions;

Severe Cold Weather  Strong WInds and Storms

Preparing for flooding  

We also have useful winter driving advice.  

How to get the latest updates

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