As the weather gets colder, and roads more slippery, Cumbria County Council has announced its gritters are ready for action.
Over the next few months they will be out on the county's roads, trying to make them safer for drivers.
It's a difficult task, and they will be treating areas of road equivalent to the distance between Penrith and Barcelona:
The council says Priority One routes, including many of the county's main roads, are treated in fewer than three hours in freezing conditions.
Priority Two roads, including A, B and C roads, will be treated in five hours.