During extreme weather events, whether that’s flooding or snow and ice, there are steps you can take to protect yourself at home and on the roads. The information on this webpage will help you be prepared and will give guidance on what to do during severe weather.
Snow and Ice
East Riding of Yorkshire Council works hard during winter to keep the area’s highway network free-flowing and accessible to motorists and the travelling public. The links below provide more details about what the council does and how it is done. There is also advice on safe driving during winter.
Further information can be found on the winter weather page.
Road and footpath salting
Further information can be found on the road and footpath salting routes page.
Snow clearing and ploughing
Further information can be found on the snow clearing/ploughing page.
Salt, salt bins and heaps
Further information can be found on the the salt, salt bins and heaps page.
During episodes of very bad weather, it’s important not just to take care of our own welfare, but also to think of others who may need additional help. The link below gives information about keeping ourselves, and others, warm and well during winter.
Further information can be found on the severe weather page.
For comprehensive advice on what to do before, during and after flooding, visit the environment agency website.
Environment Agency (external website)
The council regularly monitors weather conditions and acts in accordance with its emergency plan in the event of prolonged or intense rainfall.
The council works closely with partner agencies, including the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water, Humberside Fire and Rescue and Humberside Police, to support residents during periods of inclement weather.
Like winter weather, flooding can cause hazardous conditions for drivers and the council urges motorists to take care on the roads during periods of heavy rainfall as standing water can cause problems.
If a road becomes impassable, the council will erect flood warning signs and sign post diversions, if necessary, to warn highway users and will also deploy staff and equipment, including sandbags, where there is a perceived risk, on banks or locations that will help with the passage or route of water.
The deployment of sandbags is targeted by operational teams to areas that are worst affected and where properties and the vulnerable are at risk and are not issued on a general basis.
How to prepare for flooding
Further information can be found on the preparing for emergencies - flooding page.
Drainage and flooding
Further information can be found on the the drainage and flooding page.
Further updates will be made available on the council’s website and via Twitter @East_Riding and @ER_roads
For the latest flood alerts and flood warnings, visit www.environment-agency.co.u (external website - opens in a new window) or follow @EnvAgencyYNE on Twitter.