Lancashire County Council is preparing for the winter ahead.
The council has prepared a briefing note which explains how it has prepared, what the public can do to prepare for winter, advice on keeping warm and well, and looking out for elderly and vulnerable people during the winter.
The county council, as the highways authority, works hard to keep traffic moving on our main roads and to minimise delays and accidents caused by ice or snow throughout the winter.
It has stockpiled over 29,000 tonnes of salt and deploy 45 gritters from seven operational depots across the county. Ideally, every road in Lancashire would be gritted, but in reality this is just not possible. Instead highways engineers identify priority roads and footpaths for gritting and snow clearing to keep the county moving.
The council will work closely with partners, businesses and local organisations to deliver a consistent message to the public about what they can do to prepare for winter.
The government has issued advice for clearing snow and ice, which explains that there is no law stopping you from clearing public spaces, as long as you do it safely.
You can find out more about the winter service and which roads are on the priority gritting routes by visiting:
You can follow winter messages on our social media channels at:
Burnley Council will support this work by sharing winter messages through our social media channels.
For advice on what to do in case of the threat of a flood, or during a flood event, click here