November 17, 2016
All high level gritting routes to the east of the borough will be salted from 3pm today, with a second treatment planned for midnight.
These routes include the Cat and Fiddle road, Wildboarclough, Kettleshulme, Macclesfield forest, Rainow, Bollington and strategic routes leading to Whaley Bridge.
The treatment of the borough’s low level routes is planned for 6pm and again at 2am, depending on the forecast.
From 6pm onwards, some showers are expected to turn to sleet or snow on the higher roads in the east.
The road surface temperature will fall below freezing during the night, giving both icy patches and hoar frost patches, with a risk of salt being washed off in any showers.
By midday tomorrow, 1-3 centimetres of snow is expected to have accumulated on ground above 200 metres in the eastern and high east areas of the borough.
All winter maintenance activities will be tweeted from @cechighways. Local residents can also contact the highways team on 0300 123 5020.