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We maintain the network of highways throughout Staffordshire, with responsibility for roads and footpaths and ensure that all forms of transport across Staffordshire work together.

County council to petition on next phase of HS2 in Staffordshire

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County council has pledged to continue to get the best deal for Staffordshire and its communities by championing their cause in Parliament. Members of the council today agreed to lobby on Phase 2a which will run from the West Midlands to Crewe to mitigate the impact of the high speed line. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic ...

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Big freeze continues in Staffordshire

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The big freeze is set to continue in Staffordshire as road users are urged to keep taking care. Met Office forecasters say temperatures may get above freezing briefly during the daytime, before returning below zero after dark. Staffordshire County Council’s fleet of more than 40 gritters are heading out again tonight following earlier gritting, but the extremely low temperatures are ...

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Care needed despite overnight gritting

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Prolonged sub-zero temperatures means everyone should take care outdoors today. Gritters have been out across the county overnight, following another day’s gritting yesterday. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support member for Highways and Transport, said: The temperature was well below freezing in parts of the county overnight and conditions will be extremely difficult today, even on gritted roads. With ...

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Gritting work continues in face of sub-zero conditions

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Staffordshire gritters will continue patrolling the county’s road network day and night as the cold snap remains in force. Having worked round the clock since Friday, Staffordshire’s fleet of more than 40 gritters is on the road again today in preparation for the anticipated fall in temperature overnight. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support member for Highways and Transport, ...

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Major gritting operation continues in Staffordshire as hundreds of schools close

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Gritters have been working non-stop for the third night running as hundreds of schools across the county shut due to snow and ice. Staffordshire County Council’s fleet of more than 40 gritters was on the roads again, having worked round the clock since Friday. Weather forecasts had suggested the snow clouds would clear during Sunday night and the early hours ...

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Gritting crews work round the clock on Staffordshire’s roads

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Gritters have been working day and night throughout the weekend as the region experienced one of its heaviest snowfalls for some time. Staffordshire’s fleet of more than 40 gritters were out again today, some with ploughs attached, as the forecast heavy snow arrived. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support member for Highways and Transport, said: Our crews have been ...

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Gritters working day and night in Staffordshire

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Gritters were out in force across Staffordshire last night and this morning to keep the road network moving. Crews were out on the county’s roads as darkness fell yesterday afternoon and continued to do the rounds later last night and then again this morning to combat the forecast snow showers and threat of ice and hoar frost. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire ...

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Gritters out across the county as snow falls

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Gritting teams have been out in force across Staffordshire overnight and into this morning to combat the snow and ice. All gritters were in action yesterday evening and throughout the night, and will be rolling out again throughout the day as more snow and freezing temperatures are forecast. Snow has been falling in all parts of the county, with the ...

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Motorists urged to prepare for freezing conditions later in week

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Staffordshire motorists are being urged to drive with extra care later in the week with freezing conditions forecast and potentially snow showers. From Thursday afternoon colder weather has been forecast with sub-zero temperatures at night. The county council’s gritting teams are preparing for a busy weekend with snow ploughs at the ready in the north. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet support ...

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Staffordshire in Great Shape to Capitalise on HS2 Connections

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Staffordshire is in great shape and in a great place to capitalise on a HS2 hub to help share in any economic benefits and drive the growth of the economy, the county’s leader has said. Following the launch of HS2: Getting the best out of Britain, County Council Leader Philip Atkins said the county was already well placed to maximise ...

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