Severe winter weather
The information on this page will help you to prepare for and deal with severe winter weather conditions.
Are you prepared for winter?
Make sure you keep warm and check your vehicle and home are ready for winter too.
Real time winter weather updates
This link will redirect you to a list of Twitter accounts to keep you updated on the latest weather conditions in Sunderland. Please note, we are not responsible for the content or the accuracy of the information.
The latest information on unavoidable school closures.
The council's aim is to provide an effective and efficient winter service...
Winter maintenance diary
Find out where the council's winter maintenance team have been and what they have done in their diary.
How the council has prepared for severe winter weather
Sunderland City Council has approximately 15,000 tonnes of salt stockpiled for the winter.
The council prioritises road gritting so that the most important routes are treated first. As a result, when snow or ice is forecast or occurs, some local roads are not treated
Grit bins are provided at locations of identified difficulty
Drivers are urged to give way and treat City Council gritters as if they were emergency vehicles, especially in rush-hour snow showers. They are also advised to take extra care generally when conditions are bad
Contact details and other sources of information about Winter Maintenance Enquiries