Posted on Sunday 3rd December 2023
Staffordshire’s gritting crews were out through the night, after sleet and snow showers fell in parts of the county.
In the Moorlands, crews did a double run of all key routes as the Met Office forecast up to 5cm of snow on higher ground. Our hill contractors were also deployed and 11 tractor ploughs were out on the higher ground in the early hours.
In other parts of the county, both the primary and secondary network were treated.
David Williams, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said:
Our gritting crews were out through the night and again before daylight, working in freezing and difficult conditions, particularly on higher ground.
They always do a great job every winter to help keep the county moving and I would like to thank them for their efforts overnight.
With fresh snow on the ground, the roads do require traffic to work the grit into the ground, so if you are out early, please do take extra care and allow a little extra time for your journey.”
The Met Office is forecasting some further sleet showers today with freezing temperatures on higher ground. Details of our gritting routes can be found here.