Caerphilly County Borough Council has announced it has announced it has 10,000 tonnes of salt in stock ready for use during the winter.
Severe snow and ice over the past two winters hit local authorities across the UK hard with many having severe shortages.
The council has also invested in three new gritters and converted some of its Grounds Maintenance vehicles to be able to assist if necessary.
Cllr Rob Gough, cabinet member for public protection, engineering and transport said: “The winter months are fast approaching and we are keen to ensure we are fully geared up this winter, so major investment has been made to boost our salt supplies to their highest ever levels.
“There is no doubt that the past two winters have hit people right across the country hard, but here in Caerphilly we’re being proactive and have taken steps to increase both our capacity of salt storage and the salt itself.
“Last year saw so much community spirit, with people helping their neighbours to clear snow from driveways, and hopefully once again this year, with the support of the community, businesses and local farmers, we’ll be able to face the worst weather that winter can throw at us and keep our streets, main roads and public spaces safe for pedestrians and motorists.”
The council’s highway network totals over 1,150 kilometres. A standard gritting run covers 485 kilometres on nine gritting routes. When circumstances arise, the council has 54 trained personnel available using 13 specialist vehicles.
Each standard gritting run uses around 80 tonnes of salt and in times of severe weather the council can use up to 400 tonnes per day.
Cllr Gough added: “In previous years we have also experienced problems with people, particularly youngsters, playing on frozen water. This is extremely dangerous behaviour and I cannot stress enough how important it is to act sensibly and refrain from this behaviour.
“I would also ask parents to speak to their children in plenty of time before the wintry weather hits us about the extreme dangers associated with playing on or near frozen water, so that all of our county borough’s residents are able to enjoy a safe winter.”