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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.

More snow showers forecast as gritting teams head out again

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Staffordshire’s gritting teams will head out again into the night as they continue their efforts to keep the county’s roads clear. The teams have been carrying out continual runs in sub-zero temperatures. Stronger winds are causing snow to drift in some areas. Last night snow ploughs and tractor ploughs were in action in the Staffordshire Moorlands where the snow was ...

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Gritting teams out continuously as schools close due to snow

Gritter

Snow continued to fall last night as the county’s gritting teams continued their constant operations across the road network with increasingly hazardous driving conditions this morning. More than 170 schools are closed so far and the A53 in the Moorlands is closed where conditions are especially bad. All ploughs, tractor ploughs and snow blowers are in operation though drifting snow is ...

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Gritting teams out countywide overnight to keep Staffordshire moving

Gritter

Staffordshire’s gritting teams were in action again throughout the night and early this morning as freezing conditions continued and with snowfall forecast later today. Motorists are being urged to drive with extra care, even where roads have been gritted. Helen Fisher, cabinet support member for highways and transport said: The gritting teams were out again from 11pm last night and ...

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Gritters in action throughout the day as snowfall begins

Gritter

Staffordshire’s gritting teams have been out throughout the day as the first of the week’s snow starts to fall and ahead of potentially more severe conditions. With freezing temperatures forecast throughout the week the gritters hit the road overnight and into today. Strong winds will make temperatures feel even colder and could cause drifting if there is heavy snowfall.  The ...

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Gritters primed and ready as temperatures set to plummet

Snow car

Gritters in Staffordshire are ready to roll as snow and freezing temperatures and are forecast over the next two weeks. Temperatures are set to plummet to as low as -6C in some areas of the county this week, but with gusty winds forecast by the Met Office, it could feel as cold as -11 in some areas.  Snow is also ...

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Burton Bridge Upgrade to Start in June

Burton Bridge

Vital work to safeguard the future of a second Burton gateway is to get under way in June – after being postponed from the New Year. The essential repairs to Burton Bridge will start on June 18 and are due to be completed before schools return for the start of the new term in September. Despite initial plans for a ...

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Residents to benefit from new permit parking scheme

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Residents living in Brunswick Terrace in Stafford could benefit from a new parking scheme which is being considered. The proposals could see a new permit only parking scheme being introduced and follows requests from local residents.  Permit parking spaces for residents would be available on the south-western side of Brunswick Terrace whilst on the opposite side there would be on-street ...

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New £5m action plan to improve Staffordshire’s roads

Roadmaster

Plans to improve Staffordshire’s roads and tackle more potholes have been announced today (Thursday) by Staffordshire County Council. The new £5m investment will see four pothole “zapping” velocity patching machines working alongside traditional crews to tackle more potholes, carry out wider hotspot patching where there are a number of defects, and work on preventative measures such as surface dressing. Coupled ...

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Gritters ready for forecast ice and snow

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Staffordshire’s gritting fleet will be on the roads tonight as temperatures are expected to fall below freezing. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet support member for Highways and Transport, said: With temperatures forecast to fall below freezing overnight and the possibility of snow on higher ground in the early hours of Tuesday, our gritters will be heading out across the ...

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Gritting fleet faces cold snap

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Staffordshire gritters have been on the roads overnight in anticipation of snow followed by freezing temperatures. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet support member for Highways, said: As Sunday night progressed it became clear that the snow was arriving from the north west earlier and heavier than forecast, particularly on higher ground, but the gritters were out overnight. Being Sunday ...

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