Gritting Information

The Council is responsible for keeping the roads safe in winter and we have a team on 24 hour standby from October to April.  We have 15 gritting lorries with snow plough attachments, one dedicated gritter lorry, one loader vehicle and 10 footway gritters with ploughs.

We check the highways forecasting service and our road sensors three times a day to plan our gritting action.

The new winter season has started and operatives will be on standby to respond to any winter weather. Weather forecasts and gritting actions will be updated on this page each day at 12 noon.

Weather Forecast for the next 24hrs from 12 noon on Wednesday 8th February. 

Short term forecast

During the afternoon, it will remain dry and there will be a mix of sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud. Cloud will redevelop into the evening. A windy afternoon.

This evening, a band of rain will push in from the north-west. Overnight, the rain will clear to the south-east, turning dry with clear skies for the rest of the night. Windy.

Tomorrow, there will be a mix of patchy cloud and bright spells, with the odd shower drifting in at times. Into the evening, cloud cover will begin to thicken a little. Windy.

Road conditions

Road surface temperatures are forecast to become marginal in some places around dawn tomorrow. 

Gritting Action

Primary carriageway routes will be treated from 4am tomorrow morning.


Report an issue

To report a gritting issue or to request that a grit bin is refilled please complete our online form. 

Requests to replenish a grit bin will be completed within seven days.

Outwith office hours please call us on 0300 123 4510 if the situation is urgent.

During prolonged periods of cold weather we concentrate our gritting operations on our primary routes initially. Once these routes have been treated and are running clear, resources are then diverted to treat our secondary routes. This process is continued until all roads are treated or the weather dissipates. Given the volume of roads within East Dunbartonshire, this process may take several days to complete.

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Gritting routes

Primary routes: cover 67% of the 510km of roads in the area and include:

  • Main roads
  • Bus routes
  • Access to fire, police and ambulance stations
  • Access to hospitals
  • Steep or dangerous roads
  • At least one access road to each school

Secondary routes: cover local and general access roads, less used industrial roads and cul-de-sacs etc, which are only salted during prolonged periods of adverse weather and when resources allow.

Footway gritting

We have specialised gritters for footways and the our priority footway routes include:

  • Main shopping areas
  • Footways at community centres and health centres
  • Footways near sheltered housing and schools
  • Steep or particularly wet footways that create enhanced risk

If freezing conditions are forecast we treat the Primary and Secondary Footway Routes in advance as a precaution.

Grit Bins

We have more than 400 grit bins which we regularly check and refill.  You can view your nearest grit bin.  If you want to request a grit bin in your local area, you can complete the grit bin request form below.

Additional grit

Members of the public can get grit at Broomhill Depot, Kilsyth Road, Kirkintilloch G661QF and Langfaulds Cemetery, Baljaffray Road, Bearsden. You will need to bring a container and load the grit yourself.

Salt Dome

Our Salt Dome holds up to 5,000 tonnes of salt, keeping it dry to maximise its effectiveness on the roads.

View our 2022-23 Winter Maintenance Policy.