During the winter months, this page will be regularly updated with details of any disruption to Middlesbrough's roads due to bad weather.
Information can be found below on where and when the gritters will be in action, a link to the latest weather forecast, opening times and closures of venues and winter driving tips. If any school closures occur this will also be added here along with other useful information to help you cope with the winter weather.
To report a problem or request additional supplies for a salt bin located near you please complete the online form.
Latest update 12 January 2017
Breezy with sunny spells and scattered sleet and snow showers. Tonight, the sleet and snow showers should ease for a time to leave clear periods. An area of more persistent sleet and snow is then expected to spread southwards in the early hours and the wind will increase. However, there is a risk of some less cold air mixing in towards the coast which may briefly turn it to rain here. On Friday it will be windy and the area of sleet and snow should soon clear southwards to leave it mainly fine. A cold night with Road temperatures widely below zero. Low confidence concerning wintry showers this evening and before midnight. Also low confidence concerning the extent and timing of an area of sleet and snow pushing south during the early hours, so the snow amounts too. Snow summary: Thursday 12noon to 6pm: Risk of a slight temporary covering of snow above 100 metres, but snow could fall down to sea level, but confidence is low. Tonight 3am to 6am: Risk of accumulations of 1-3cm down to sea level, but confidence is low. Friday 6am to 12noon: Accumulations of 1-2cm possible away from the coast.
Gritting will take place from 1pm this afternoon and again at 4am.
Gritting runs within the last 5 days:
There are currently no school closures in Middlesbrough due to the weather.
Key stats for winter 2016/17
- First grit this season - 02/11/2016
- Distance covered per gritting run (five routes) - 180 miles
- Total time to grit all routes - 2 hours
- Number of gritters - 7
- Amount of grit - 4,000 tonnes, further stocks available if necessary
- Amount of grit used last year (2015/16) - 2,000 tonnes
Middlesbrough has five priority gritting routes totalling 180 miles. Details of which routes are due to be gritted and when will be listed above. You can also view the gritting routes map.
Are you ready for winter?
Help for older people
- Read Independent Age's leaflet on being 'winter wise' and looking after yourself during the colder months
- Independent Age (0800 319 6789) and Silverline (0800 4 70 80 90) offer free, confidential advice and friendship over the phone