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Motorists urged to take care as snow showers forecast

Posted on Tuesday 17th January 2023
David Williams Hi-Vis in front of gritter - NR

Staffordshire County Councillor David Williams

Motorists in Staffordshire are being urged to take extra care as freezing temperatures are set to continue along with a risk of wintery snow showers.

A Yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place across Staffordshire which could make driving conditions difficult.  Drivers are being asked to do their bit by allowing extra time for journeys and to drive according to the conditions.

The county’s 40-plus gritters have been in action over the last few days and will be out again today (17 January) to help keep the roads moving.

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

“It’s been a busy few shifts for our gritting crews who have been out in force across the county over the past few days.

“With freezing temperatures expected to be with us for a while yet, along with a chance of sleet and snow showers,  crews will be out gritting once again tonight.

“Dealing with winter is a team effort and while our crews play their part in helping keep the county on the move, it’s also important that drivers do their bit too.  Regardless of whether a road has been gritted, drivers need to slow down, take extra care, and allow more time for their journeys.”

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 the county council prepares for winter at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/winter

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