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Snow Clearance

Assets, Transportation and Environment clears snow and ice from public roads using a fleet of 30 gritters and is one of a few local authorities in Scotland that is on 24-hour standby during the winter months.

The winter operating period runs from October until April each year.

The "core" period for 24hr continual monitoring runs from the end of October until end of March.  The council operates a priority system for the treatment of routes in Fife. For more information go to the Gritting - Routes page.

 You can download our Winter Maintenance Policy at the bottom of this page and notify us of any winter road problems by using our online Road Reporting Form.

Help combat the difficulties of winter weather by following some simple advice:

  • prepare your vehicle before travelling, making sure windows and lights are clear from snow and condensation
  • take account of the prevailing weather conditions
  • reduce your speed and allow extra time for your journey
  • investigate road conditions, closures and diversions before starting your journey


Assets, Transportation and Environment advises road users on winter driving conditions, roadworks and road closures through local radio stations, social media and FifeDirect. Visit www.fifedirect.org.uk/wintertravel online for up to the minute information on road conditions, closures and what roads are being gritted. We can tell you how the weather is expected to affect road conditions in the next 24 hours to help you prepare for your journey.

BEAR Scotland grit the motorways and trunk roads (A92, M90, A985, A823 (motorway only) and A977) in Fife. Information on closures and gritting on these routes is available from BEAR on 0800 5871108.



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