During the period that runs from mid-October through to April there is a possibility of the authorities highway and footway network being affected by cold wintery conditions. Hazards can include:
- Hoar Frost
- Freezing Rain
In the presence of any of these hazards, roads and footways can become dangerous to pass and therefore each year, Neath Port Talbot CBC put in place a Winter Service Operation Plan which determines the operational strategy for dealing with such conditions.