Posted on Friday 7th January 2022
Staffordshire’s army of gritters were out in force across the county last night and again this morning as freezing temperatures and snow showers hit the county.
With temperatures still expected to remain low for much of the morning and a risk of ice on the roads, drivers are being reminded to take particular care.
Crews have been in action since Wednesday evening and have been out again this morning (Friday 7th January) as further sleet and snow showers in parts of the county were forecast.
David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said:
“It’s been a busy few days and nights for our gritting crews who have been working round the clock to help keep roads clear.
“It also looks like the freezing temperatures and wintery showers we’ve seen on the higher ground could be with us for a bit yet, so we’ll continue to grit as required and monitor conditions closely.
"Remember, if you do need to travel today, please drive to the conditions, slow down and allow extra time for your journey.”
On routine winter days and nights 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 or by following #StaffsGrit for the latest updates.