Cumbria County Council winter maintenance activity is important in terms of both road safety and the economy. We undertake winter maintenance to assist in the safe movement of road users including buses, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians and to minimise delays caused by adverse weather conditions.
The winter maintenance period generally runs from October to April although it can run on for longer depending on the weather. The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Every year we review our winter maintenance plan and the county council agrees priority routes for both roads and footpaths.