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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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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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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 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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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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Highways investment to benefit motorists in Lichfield

Motorists in Lichfield can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to highways improvements due to start on Sunday 18 February. Staffordshire County Council’s Highways teams will be carrying out resurfacing work to the island and approach roads that serve the A461 Sainte Foy Avenue and A5127 Birmingham Road. The improvements are expected to take around four days to complete with ...

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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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