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As well as other drivers, there could be winter maintenance vehicles on the highway helping to keep the roads open. If you  come across any of these vehicles, stay a safe distance behind them and do not pass unless you’re instructed.

The winter maintenance crews constantly update highway conditions as closures occur and conditions change. They have the most up-to-date information and knowledge of their region, so please follow their instructions and advice at all times.

Is information available when I’m already travelling?

Electronic message signs are available at roadsides across the country, providing up-to-date warnings to drivers on current conditions. These may warn of road closures, ice, snow or other related information. The messages on these signs are changed remotely and will be blank when there are no restrictions.

Many radio broadcasts will also provide road condition bulletins, so listen to your local station for updates. You can also call our 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) number for road condition updates or visit our Traffic and travel page. If you like or follow us on social media (Facebook and Twitter) up-to-date road condition information and updates are posted.  

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