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Winter maintenance is an important role for our Highways and Transportation Service. We carry out winter maintenance to allow all road users to move about as safely as possible and to help minimise delays caused by adverse weather conditions.

Our winter maintenance service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is in place whenever the weather demands.

Gritting updates, routes and bins

Gritting updates (Last updated: 27/11/2015 12:58:13)

It’s cold out there – our night patrol service will be monitoring the network & conditions tonight. Please stay safe

Gritting routes map

  • Routes covered are highlighted with amber lines.
  • Please note, the M62 that runs through Kirklees is covered by the Highways Agency.

Gritting and bins


Weather update (Last updated: 27/11/2015 12:57:16)

Rain will spread in from the north-west during the course of the afternoon. The rain will give way to clearer and colder weather towards the end of the day, but a few showers are possible too. Overnight, there remains the risk of a few isolated showers, with them turning wintry over the highest ground. It will be predominantly dry, clear and cold though. Tomorrow, after a largely dry and bright morning with sunny spells, cloud will thicken from the west during the afternoon, bringing heavy rain for a time. However, the rain will clear later in the day to leave a scattering of showers through the evening and first part of the night. Freshening south-westerly winds. Snow summary: There is the risk of a few wintry showers late Friday evening and overnight into Saturday. The snow level is expected to drop to around 300-350m after 2100, but should begin to rise again after 0300 Saturday to be around 450m by 0600. Any snow showers that do occur would only leave a local covering of 1cm at most.

Weather update links

School closures

School closures

Kirklees Schools Twitter

We work hard to make sure that learning is disrupted as little as possible in severe weather. If a school has to close for safety reasons, it will be listed on the school closures page. Regular updates are also available on Twitter.

Library closures

Due to weather conditions, please can you ensure you ring your local Library and Information Centre prior to visiting to ensure that the library is open.

Contact details for all Library and Information Centres can be accessed via the library website.

Libraries information

For the Home Library Service and the Mobile Libraries, please ring: 01484 226320.

Road closures

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Service closures and disruption

No current service closures or disruptions.

Buses and trains