Winter Services

Information about winter services across the Vale of Glamorgan including gritting, salt containers and ploughing.

 

From October to April each year we provide a highways winter maintenance service. Salting is normally undertaken anytime between 6.30pm and 7.00am outside of peak traffic periods.

 

 

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Composition of Salt Thawrox 10 supplied by Compass Minerals.
Number of Salting Routes: There are 9 dedicated salting routes in the Vale of Glamorgan and one additional weak bridge route.
Number of Salt Container: There are presently 328 salt containers in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Tonnage of Salt Used

  • 2019/20: 2196 tonnes
  • 2018/19: 2078 tonnes
  • 2017/18: 3116 tonnes
  • 2016/17: 4000 tonnes
  • 2015/16: 1725 tonnes
  • 2014/15: 2131 tonnes
  • 2013/14: 1472 tonnes
  • 2012/13: 4634 tonnes
  • 2011/12: 1685 tonnes
  • 2010/11: 3409 tonnes + (420 tonnes sand/dust)
  • 2009/10: 3379 tonnes + (727 tonnes sand/dust)
  • 2008/09: 2805 tonnes
  • 2007/08: 1561 tonnes
  • 2006/07: 1337 tonnes
  • 2005/06: 2759 tonnes

 

No. Salting Operation Treatments

  • 2019/20: 34
  • 2018/19: 45
  • 2017/18: 69 (including ploughing)
  • 2016/17: 32
  • 2015/16: 32
  • 2014/15: 47
  • 2013/14: 33
  • 2012/13: 83
  • 2011/12: 40
  • 2010/11: 76
  • 2009/10: 80
  • 2008/09: 61
  • 2007/08: 58
  • 2006/07:  30
  • 2005/06: 62

 

Number of Salt and Snow Clearing Vehicles

The number and capability of salt / snow clearing vehicles operated by the Vale of Glamorgan Council in each year from 2005 to 2014:

  • 10 Vehicles each year

 

Amount in operation for 2016/2017 on roads and pavements:

  • 10 operational vehicle spreaders with ploughs
  • 2 towable spreaders
  • 6 pedestrian manual spreaders