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Drivers urged to take extra care following icy forecast for Staffordshire

Drivers across Staffordshire are being urged to travel with extra care this weekend and early next week as the county’s gritting teams head out countywide.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for icy conditions over the weekend. Wintry showers and sunny spells have been forecast throughout the weekend and possibly early next week. There is a chance of sleet and snow falling, particularly on higher ground.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet support member for highways and transport Helen Fisher said:

We’re now experiencing a cold snap with the potential of some sleet or snow over the weekend so would urge people to take extra care on the roads.
While conditions shouldn’t be too treacherous, people need to be aware that they may be more difficult at times and particularly in the north of the county. Our gritting teams will be heading out later this evening across the Staffordshire road network. We’d just like to remind people that even on gritted roads they should drive more slowly.”