Winter Weather and Gritting

The winter gritting service to roads in Ribble Valley is carried out by Lancashire County Council Gritting.

During periods of snow and severe weather, gritting may take considerably longer to complete. Lancashire County Council clear the network in a priority order.  

For priority and secondary gritting routes go to the Lancashire County Council mapping system for the most up to date information. Alternatively call 0300 123 6701.

Gritting updates 

For updates on gritting see Lancashire County Council's Gritting.

You can also follow Lancashire County Council's winter Twitter feed, use the hashtag #lancswinter or follow Lancashire County Council's Facebook.

Motorways- The M6, M55, M65 (J1 to 10), A56 (from M65 to M66), A570 (from M58 to Southport) and A585 (from M55 to Fleetwood), are the responsibility of the Highways Agency for Central Government - Information Line 08457 50 40 30.

Clearing snow

There's no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces. If you decide to clear snow and ice from the pavement please follow these tips for clearing snow and ice.

Bin Collection

If the bin collection service is disrupted because of bad weather we will provide information on the bin collection days pages and through our Twitter account @RibbleValleyBC and Facebook page

School closures

Lancashire County Council also provide information on unavoidable closures during times of severe weather. This includes schools, recycling centres, libraries and museums.


The Met Office issue severe weather warnings during spells of very wet, very windy and very cold weather. For more information see the Met Office Weather Warnings. If you are concerned about flooding see our information on flooding.