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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

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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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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Gritting fleet faces cold snap

A522

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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Gritters primed and ready for freezing February

Gritter

Gritters in Staffordshire are ready to roll as snow and freezing February temperatures are forecast this week. Temperatures are set to plummet to as low as -5C in some areas of the county this week, and the Met Office forecasts a band of snow and ice to edge in from the north-west tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. The county’s 40-strong team of ...

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Access works for county employment site completed as business operation begins

Gestamp South Staffordshire

Work to create access to a major new Staffordshire employment site has been completed with its flagship company already operational. Staffordshire County Council carried out the works to create access to the Four Ashes site, paving the way for the relocation of automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp. The new facility is already part-operational. The 52-acre site in South Staffordshire has been ...

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Motorists urged to prepare for freezing conditions and snow showers

Gritter

Staffordshire motorists are being urged to drive with extra care from this afternoon (Tuesday) with freezing conditions and potential snow showers expected. A yellow weather warning has been issued for the area with a mixture of blustery, wintry showers of rain, hail and snow and freezing temperatures forecast into the night and tomorrow morning. Staffordshire’s army of gritters will be ...

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Town centre pavement improvement works set to begin

Work to improve pavements on Newcastle’s High Street will begin next week. The ongoing scheme will see small sections improved at a time to ensure there is minimum disruption for shoppers and businesses. Improvements will take place on the stretch between Paradise Street and Guildhall. Work begins next Monday January 15. The scheme is set to be completed in mid-August. For ...

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Newcastle street set for New Year improvements

A Newcastle street will undergo a £150,000 set of improvements in the New Year. Staffordshire County Council’s highways team will start four-week scheme in Wedgwood Street, Wolstanton, next Tuesday January 2. The first phase of the works will see kerbs replaced and pavements resurfaced before the road resurfacing is carried out between January 25 and January 31. While works on ...

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