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Winter weather

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Be prepared for winter and how the conditions can affect your drive, cycle or walk to work. 

We have highlighted simple advice on this page with links to our partners and other agencies for detailed information and/or service disruptions. 

Driving in adverse weather conditions:

If the weather conditions are very poor, only drive if absolutely necessary. If you do go out on the roads, drive with extreme caution, even if the roads appear gritted.

Make sure you adjust your driving to the road conditions: keep your speed down, avoid harsh acceleration or braking and maintain a greater distance between yourself and the vehicle in front.

The following links have advice from the Government when driving in the following conditions:

Cycling safety

  • Dark nights and extreme weather conditions can make visibility poor so make sure your lights are working correctly and you are wearing high visibility items of clothing when riding.
  • Check your tyres, brakes, helmet and other equipment like reflectors.
  • Always check your route for any disruptions and look for alternative routes if the weather conditions deteriorate.

Pedestrian safety

  • Take extra care when walking along pavements, footpaths and steps in extreme weather conditions.
  • Wear sensible footwear and clothing. 
  • Make sure your clothing doesn't restrict your vision and stick to main routes if possible. 

If you're on Twitter, subscribe to our list of agencies that will keep you right up to date in snow and adverse weather conditions.

Our partners

Nottinghamshire County Council

This page includes information on roads and gritting, service updates, school closures and tips for being prepared and staying well in winter. It also includes useful links to the best ways of staying informed during bad weather.


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Nottingham City Council

This page includes information on roads and gritting routes.

Other useful links

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101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls are free, no matter how long the call lasts.