Gritting teams have been hard at work across Brighton to keep the city moving as motorists face treacherous conditions on the road.

Crews have been covering more than 150 miles of road across the city, prioritising A roads, most B roads, bus routes, links to schools and roads that lead to hospitals or are vital for emergency services.

Contractors for Brighton and Hove City Council have also been out clearing some of the snow by hand in the worst-effected areas of the city, including Bevendean, Woodingdean and Mile Oak.

Teams have focused efforts on clearing carriageways for drivers, followed by footways for pedestrians and replenishing stocks in the city’s 400 grit bins.

The council has urged people who have to travel to take extra care and to drive to the conditions.

To find out if your route will be gritted, check out the map below. Green lines show the gritting routes across the city, with blue markers showing the city's grit bins and red markers showing the housing grit bins.

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The winter highways services from the council operates from the beginning of November until the end of March and includes salt gritting, snow ploughing, pavement clearing and filling grit bins for residents to use.

However, a council spokesman said: “Salting and gritting won’t guarantee that roads are free of ice and snow.”

He also said that some of the city’s pavements are only cleared after main road routes are cleared and in particularly severe snow and ice.

“Salting pavements is only effective if there is heavy footfall to help with the treatment work, so we don’t normally salt pavements before snow,” he said.

Who else looks after roads around the city?

The A23, M23, A27, A27 Brighton bypass and the A23 north of the A27 Junction are maintained by Highways England.

Ditchling, Falmer and Saltdean borders are maintained by East Sussex County Council.

Fishersgate and Devils Dyke borders are maintained by West Sussex Highways.