Make time for winter

Snow, ice, high winds, mist and fog, heavy rain – win­ter can bring all kinds of severe weather. These present dif­fer­ent chal­lenges both for us in keep­ing the High­ways Agency net­work open and for road users dri­ving through dif­fi­cult con­di­tions.

These web pages will explain more about how we treat our net­work dur­ing win­ter – and how you can help us – along with infor­ma­tion and advice to help you pre­pare for jour­neys in severe weather.

Be pre­pared: is your vehi­cle ready for winter?

What can you do to reduce the chances of break­ing down?

Check your vehi­cle is in good run­ning order before you set out and con­sider reg­u­lar ser­vic­ing to help min­imise the risk.



Be informed: have you checked the lat­est traf­fic and weather?

In severe and win­try weather it’s even more impor­tant to plan your jour­ney. We pro­vide up to the minute traf­fic reports for our net­work of 4,300 miles of motor­ways and major A roads across England.

Just a few min­utes check­ing before you set off can make all the dif­fer­ence to your journey.

You can keep up to date with our win­ter cam­paign on social media. We’ll have lat­est updates, weather reports infor­ma­tion and advice as the weather changes through­out the season.

Fol­low us on Twit­ter @winterhighways

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