Winter weather

Roads and Transport

Hampshire County Council are responsible for the roads in the Winchester district. Their website has lots of information about gritting, staying safe and travel.

Driving in snow

It is advisable not to drive in snow and icy conditions unless absolutely necessary. If you must drive, here is some advice on preparing your car, and for the journey.

Clearing snow

Having a supply of salt for your own drive and a snow shovel, which can be bought from most hardware stores, will prepare you for bouts of severe weather.

Do not be tempted to use hot water to melt snow or ice on your drive, as this can lead to new ice forming as the water runs off onto the roads and pavements.

You can clear snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces, there's no law against it. It’s unlikely you’ll be held legally responsible for any injuries on the path if you have cleared it carefully.

Follow the snow code from Directgov to clear snow and ice safely.