EAST Renfrewshire residents who would like to monitor efforts to grit local roads during the winter months can access information at the click of a mouse.

An online map of gritted routes is available on the East Renfrewshire Council website.

It also includes details of locations of more than 300 grit bins that are available across the area.

A council spokesperson said: “Gritting routes are carefully planned to make sure we cover the main routes in East Renfrewshire. This includes main ‘A’ roads, bus routes and fire stations.”

The M77 and A726 are looked after by private contractor Connect. Phone the team at Traffic Scotland on 0800 028 1414 for any enquiries.

Residents can also collect small amounts of salt from the council’s depot at 190 Carnwadric Road, Thornliebank, during office hours, although they will need to bring their own containers.

For more information, send an email to roads@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk or call 0141 577 3001.