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The winter period as identified by the department of the Environment, heritage and local government extends from the 1st November to the 30th April each year. During this time Kildare County Council use ice detection and prediction equipment to monitor the road network and determine whether to carry out salting or not.

Kildare County Council within the resources available endeavors to maintain major traffic routes in the County in a passable condition, to comply with the Department of the Environment’s Publication “Memorandum on Maintenance of Essential Services in Severe Weather Conditions (Nov. 2000)”. Currently this involves salting approximately 1200km of road including all of the National Primary and National Secondary roads.