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Community Resilience &
Winter road treatment
Network Manager (East)
CORMAC Solutions Ltd
CORMAC Solutions Ltd is the arms-length service
provider for highways and
CORMAC provides the winter road treatment in
accordance with Cornwall
Councils Winter Service
Cold leads to severe
ice warnings in
Devon and Cornwall
Coach crash in Cornwall leaves 2
dead and 47
Snow shuts more than 400 schools in
Devon and Cornwall
Communities cut off
What do we do before winter?
Review the previous winter service delivery including feedback from highway users, stakeholders and our weather forecast provider
Review Cornwall Councils winter service policy
Ensure all our vehicles are serviced and tested (25 front line gritters)
Ensure we have sufficient trained drivers (min 75 No.)
Ensure we have sufficient salt stocks in our 8 salt barns with max capacity of 20,000 tonnes
Top up all salt bins and deliver salt to schools/CC properties
Ensure all 22 weather stations are serviced and updated
Review standby and operational procedures Review the Councils Winter Service website
What do we do during winter?
Provide a 24/7 standby service with staff and drivers
Assess daily weather forecasts and make decisions on treatment action
Monitor and amend instructions to drivers as necessary
Carryout salt treatment to the 25 precautionary salting routes across the county as necessary
Notify important stakeholders of our intended treatments
Show the intended treatments on the Councils website
Provide the media with road condition updates
Review need for additional resources when we get forecast snow and/or prolonged periods of ice
Monitor salt stocks and resources
Precautionary Treatment Network
900 miles (20% of network)
100 tonnes of salt per countywide treatment
Max 3 hours
What we cannot do during winter?
We cannot treat all 4500 miles of Cornish roads and the thousands of miles of footways.
We cannot treat the main A30 and A38 trunk roads.
We cannot guarantee that the treated roads will be free from frost/ice/snow.
In emergency situations we cannot respond to all the telephone calls and emails as quickly as people expect.
We cannot respond to every request for salt.
Cornwall Council website
Gritter Twitter @CornwallRoads
Tel. 0300 1234 222
How can communities be more resilient?
Be prepared for winter both as individuals and as
Better informed. Better planning. What if ?
Understand the main roads that are treated
Listen to the weather forecasts and view the daily
treatment actions on the CC website
Proactive town/parish councils
Additional salt bins
Additional salt dumpy bags