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Gritting crews continue to work around the clock to help keep the county on the move

Posted on Tuesday 29th December 2020
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Staffordshire’s army of gritters were out in force across the county last night and again this morning as freezing temperatures and snow continue to hit parts of Staffordshire.

With a yellow weather warning for ice across much of the country and temperatures still expected to remain low for much of the day, drivers are being reminded to take particular care when on the roads.

David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said:

“Last night and this morning saw another busy shift for our gritting crews, right across the county. We have been well prepared throughout winter and with our fleet of more than 40 gritters, our crews continue to help keep the county moving. 

“As always, I would ask that drivers take extra care when on the roads and allow more time for their journeys if they have to travel. Remember that grit also needs traffic to travel over it to work effectively, which means on a quieter day like today, snow and ice can be lying for some time.”

On routine winter days and nights, Staffordshire County Council’s gritting crews will be focusing on the major routes and extending to the wider network in prolonged ice and snow conditions. 

People can find out more about where the teams grit and how to prepare for winter at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/winter

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