And a winter maintenance plan has been put in place which gives information about tackling the effects of severe weather.
Glasgow City Council has a total of 243 vehicles in its winter fleet – including 26 large gritting machines – which can be used to keep roads and pavements clear of snow and ice.
Around 130 are vehicles which can be adapted so they can be used throughout the year.
These include 56 grass cutting machines which can be converted to clear snow from pavements.
The council has 16 staff who work permanent nightshift over winter, driving road-gritting vehicles, and a pool of other council drivers is available if needed.
Weather forecasters say it is too early to predict whether the West of Scotland will be hit by severe weather this winter.
But the council is taking no chances and is stockpiling around 18,000 tons of sand and grit.
Roads bosses point out winter maintenance is crucial not just for road safety but also for the economy.
Jim Coleman, executive spokesman for land and the environment, said: "The safety of our citizens and keeping Glasgow open for business are two of our biggest priorities.
"Our aim is to enable the safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians throughout the city and minimise delays caused by any severe winter weather.
"Our fleet is now less reliant on vehicles with a single seasonal use and which lie dormant the rest of the year.
"We now have the ability to use as many of our vehicles as possible for gritting and snow clearing by fitting demountable blades and spreaders to everything from trucks to tractors.
"A total of 53% of the city's roads – 568 miles – are classed as priority routes and it is important people understand we must prioritise the city's main roads and bus routes.Our winter maintenance plan is available on our website along with maps showing where the routes are.
"Priority One activities include gritting the road network by night staff, gritting and salting major pedestrian precincts, routes from fire and police stations, hospitals and bus depots, city centre paths, shopping centres outside of the city centre, routes to schools and steep hills.
"The people of Glasgow can also do their bit to help keep the city's streets and paths clear during severe winter weather.
"We have winter controllers on duty around the clock so action can be taken at the first sign of deteriorating conditions.
"However, we want to encourage the public to do their bit to keep themselves and their neighbours mobilised.
"We have more than 1000 grit bins across the city with advice on where to get salt and locations of grit bins available on the city council's website.Last year, we used the council's Twitter page to keep people up to date with information such as emergency school closures. You can follow us at @GlasgowCC.
"Our dedicated webpages at www.glasgow.gov.uk/winter also have a wealth of information and advice about traffic information, how we are dealing with the snow and ice and getting about in snowy conditions."
In the severe winter of 2010, the city council spent £4m on its effort to keep traffic moving.