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Major gritting operation continues in Staffordshire

Posted on Thursday 19th January 2023
Gritter in snow newsroom

Staffordshire’s army of gritters remain in action as further snow showers continue to hit the county.

With a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in place and further snow showers this morning, drivers are being reminded to take particular care when on the roads.

Crews have been working around the clock to help keep roads clear and are out again this morning.  Snow ploughs are also in action on the higher ground in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

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

“Our gritting crews continue to work around the clock to help keep the roads clear and are out again this morning.

“This morning’s freezing temperatures and snow showers are making driving conditions difficult so please take care on the roads and allow extra time for journeys.

“We have a fleet of more than 40 gritters and have around 20,000 tonnes of salt stockpiled so we have been well prepared for the sub-zero temperatures.”

On routine winter days and nights gritters 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 we prepare for winter at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/winter

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