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Transport & Highways

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.

Gritters primed and ready as temperatures set to plummet

Gritter

Gritters in Staffordshire are ready to roll as the mini Beast from the East threatens to bring more snow and ice over the weekend. Temperatures are set to see Staffordshire shiver once again as they fall away below zero – with the Met Office predicting the risk of sleet and snow showers on Saturday. The county’s 40-strong team of gritters ...

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More of Staffordshire To Access High Speed Rail

HS2

More people in Staffordshire look set to be able to board a high speed train service after the Government today confirmed plans to see Stoke-on-Trent potentially join Stafford as a stop for HS2 compatible trains. Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has backed plans for the Crewe Hub vision, including a redesign of platforms to allow the splitting and ...

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Cycle and pedestrian improvements completed as part of major road project

Stafford Western Access Road

Work to create cycle and pedestrian paths along a section of a major new relief route in Stafford has now been completed. The paths have been installed along both sides of Martin Drive, Castlefields, which will form part of the Stafford Western Access Route. They link the Newport Road with the National Cycle Network 55 – the Millennium Way which ...

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Highways teams continue work to clear blocked roads across county

Snow car

Staffordshire’s gritting teams, aided by snow ploughs and snow blowers, will be working throughout the day to clear blocked roads. The teams have been on continual gritting runs throughout the week, though yesterday and overnight increasingly strong winds have caused snow to drift causing major problems on the roads. They are working at the moment to clear roads which in ...

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Strong winds and drifting snow cause hazardous conditions countywide

A34 Stafford

Staffordshire’s gritting teams have been battling with strong winds and drifting snow throughout the night and into this morning as they continue their round-the-clock work to clear roads. The advice to motorists this morning is to only travel if absolutely necessary and to continue to check local weather forecasts. Snow ploughs, tractor ploughs and snow blowers are in operation and ...

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More snow showers forecast as gritting teams head out again

A34 Stafford

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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