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Track traffic cameras across Sheffield this winter

Cars queuing in traffic

Sheffield residents can monitor traffic and weather conditions on the roads this year, by viewing traffic camera footage.

When wintry weather arrives, as it did this weekend, people can assess driving conditions and traffic levels right across the city, before heading out on their journey.

Accessing the camera feeds will make it easier for drivers and pedestrians to plan their routes, identify which areas are impacted by severe weather and avoid congested areas.

Both Sheffield City Council Traffic Cameras and Highways England motorway and trunk roads can be viewed online at

Once accessed, users can move around the map to the area they are interested in.

How to view traffic cameras in Sheffield

  • Visit
  • Select which option you would like to be displayed at the top left of the screen. (Access to some of the options will require you to register and sign in.)
  • The option to see a subset of Sheffield City Council Traffic Cameras can be accessed via the Driver Information tab.
  • Select Traffic Cameras and toggle the option on the right-hand side i.e. grey to green
  • To see gritting routes, select Winter gritting routes and toggle the option on the right-hand side i.e. grey to green
  • Close the window and camera icons will be visible.

There are over 50 Urban Traffic Control traffic cameras across Sheffield which are owned and managed by the council. Whilst the cameras do not record footage, they help to monitor and control the flow of traffic and detect and assess live incidents and issues on the roads.

Executive member for Housing, Roads and Waste Management at Sheffield City Council, Councillor Paul Wood said:

“Our Urban Traffic Control cameras provide us with up to date, valuable information right across our expansive highway network.

“During the winter months particularly, the snapshots can show us what’s happening weather-wise across various locations at any given time. This is vital for us to be able to have an overview of the city and work with our partners to mitigate and respond to issues such as snow accumulations, collisions or obstructions.

“We would encourage everyone to make use of the camera footage before travelling in icy conditions this winter and use it to help plan your route whilst staying as safe as possible.

“Conditions can change very quickly during wintry weather so people should be as prepared as possible; checking the latest weather forecast and only making essential journeys in severe snow or ice.”

Follow @sccstreetsahead on Twitter for winter service updates, including local gritting routes.

Get ready for winter in Sheffield and be in the know when it comes to ice and snow.

Find out more about all cameras and video systems operated by the council.