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Winter travel

Our winter operations plays a crucial role for the county, helping to keep as many people as possible safely on the move.

Here you can find out more about the role about what the highways teams does and what you can do to help keep yourself, your family and your neighbours safe this winter.

Gritting

Winter “officially” starts for the county council on the third Monday of October. This gives us time to put our army of gritting machines through their paces so they are ready to roll when needed.

Take a look at our gritting pages for more information our gritting routes and grit bins.

Driving in winter

Our gritters do a fantastic job keeping the roads clear of snow and ice. However, it is worth remembering that gritting doesn’t magically make ice or snow disappear. It is crucial that everyone takes extra care on the roads in the winter and drive to the conditions.

You should take a look at our winter driving guide if you need to make a journey in wintery conditions.

Helping to clear snow and ice

Our winter operations also supports people to clear snow and ice themselves.

We provide advice and grit for a number of volunteer Ice Busters who clear pathways in Staffordshire. You can volunteer or find out more about the Ice Busters scheme on our website.

We also have guidance for people who want to clear snow and ice themselves and our interactive gritting route map also details where you can find grit bins to grit public highways.

Other Winter Information

Schools

You can keep up to date with the latest school closures here. These are updated by head teachers directly and you can also find out more by tuning into your local radio.

Social media

You can get live updates by following us on Twitter @staffordshirecc or following the special hashtag #wmgrit

Winter Services Policy

PDF Document Winter service policy (270 KB)

Contact Us

If you notice a problem with a path or road, you can report it online or contact us.

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