Winter Maintenance Service
Cold weather in winter can bring ice, frost and snow, which are dangerous for vehicles on our roads and for people walking on our pavements.
Dublin City Council's Winter Maintenance Service ensures that roads, footpaths and pedestrian areas across Dublin remain clear during snow and ice.
When snow falls or ice forms we are ready with five snow ploughs and ten gritting vehicles to spread salt on priority routes. Dublin City Council maintains a stock of 2000 tonnes of salt throughout the winter maintenance period for this purpose.
As it is not possible to grit all public thoroughfares, the following are given priority: all major regional roads, arterial routes, Quality Bus Corridors, main commuter routes, access to Dublin Airport and Dublin Port, major public hospitals, fire stations, bus stations and major railway stations. This work is normally carried out between 2.30am and 6.30am. Other areas may be treated at the request of the emergency services.
What streets are gritted?
Dublin City Council receive specialised road weather information from Transport Infrastructure Ireland systems and Met Éireann. There are three priority treatment routes established for Dublin City Council.