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 late October until late March each year. The council operates a priority system for the treatment of routes in Fife. For more information go to the Gritting - Routes page.

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 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.

Motorways and trunk roads (A92, M90, A985, A823 (motorway only) and A977) in Fife are the responsiblity of Transport Scotland. 

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