Devon's gritters gear up for snow

Devon’s gritting teams are gearing up for the possibility of snow showers later tonight (Monday 8 February).

Extremely cold conditions are expected to continue all week and there is a risk of up to 5cm of snow over the next 24 hours, with flurries most likely in the east of the county.

Road surface temperatures are expected to fall to as low as -7C this evening, the lowest...

Overturned gritter at Holne

Devon preparing for an icy Monday morning

Snow showers and freezing conditions swept across Devon in the early hours of this morning and Devon County Council is warning of a significant risk of ice on Devon’s roads, particularly into tomorrow (Monday 25 January) morning.

Devon’s fleet of gritters have been working around the clock to treat the County Council’s salting network, but the authority is urging people to avoid all...

snow warning for Devon

Devon preparing for snow

Devon is preparing for the possibility of widespread snow showers on Sunday morning (24 January).

Gritters will be carrying out multiple treatments overnight tonight as freezing temperatures and the risk of icy conditions and wintry showers continue into the weekend.

The County Council’s teams will be treating around 2,000 miles of roads on Devon’s primary and secondary...

Icy conditions possible on Christmas Day followed by Storm Bella on Boxing Day

Widespread freezing conditions could impact Devon’s roads on Christmas Day, while Boxing Day could see the county battered by gale force winds and heavy rain.

Devon County Council is warning that following the recent downpours, tonight’s cold snap could create icy patches tomorrow morning (25 December).

With road surface temperatures expected to drop below -3°C by tomorrow...

Snow expected on Dartmoor

Snow is forecast on Dartmoor and other areas of high ground across Devon overnight.

With the possibility of up to 14cm of snow on Dartmoor, Devon’s gritters heading onto roads across the moor will be fitted with ploughs when they roll-out later this evening (Thursday 3 December). Other areas of high ground across the county are more likely to see only a light dusting of snow and...

Forecast of wintry showers could make travelling conditions challenging

Wintry showers could make conditions on Devon’s roads hazardous overnight and into tomorrow morning, Devon County Council is warning.

While most of the county is likely to see rain and hail showers over the next 24 hours, up to 3.5cm of snow is forecast for higher ground such as Dartmoor, with less expected on Exmoor and the Blackdown Hills.

Devon County Council’s fleet of...

Warning of possible travel disruption as heavy snow forecast for parts Devon

Devon County Council is warning of the potential for travel disruption in parts of the county this afternoon (Thursday 31 January) and into tomorrow morning.

A band of rain and sleet is forecast to hit Devon from midday which could fall as snow from around 3pm today.

Snow response plans for Haldon/Telegraph Hill and the North Devon Link Road are being activated from midday....


Who needs Lapland when Plymouth has its very own snow!

Plymouth will be turned into a winter wonderland this Christmas with Drake Circus Shopping Centre’s very own snow making machine.

At 4pm every day – from November 18 – snow will be falling for 10 minutes at the Cornwall Street entrance of Drake Circus to give us all a taste of what life might be like in Santa’s Lapland.

And it will provide Santa with a home from home as he...

Devon embraces National Schools Snowsport Week

A brand new national initiative aimed at encouraging more schools to introduce their pupils to skiing and snowboarding has begun in Devon and will continue until Friday.

‘National Schools Snowsport Week sponsored by Visit Andorra’, which is being backed by former The Jump contestant Stacey Solomon and GB Snowboarder Aimee Fuller started last Friday at both Plymouth Ski and Snowboard...

Snow and ice warning for Devon

A weather warning of snow and ice has been issued for Devon.

Showers will become frequent this evening (Thursday) and will be heavy at times, increasingly turning to snow on high ground and inland.

A longer spell of spell of sleet and snow will move southeastwards across Wales and into parts of the West Country overnight.

Snow accumulations of 1-3cm are possible above...