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Helpful information during 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 and the location of grit bins.

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”.

We also have a document showing the footways and cycleways we grit.

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.


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;

We also have useful winter driving advice.

How to get the latest updates

You can follow us on twitter for the very latest updates or search for @sgloscouncil using your favourite twitter application. Like our facebook page and get our updates directly on your timeline using your computer, tablet or mobile device.

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