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Council aims to use Twitter to keep Lichfield and Burntwood drivers moving

Motorists in Lichfield and Burntwood are being given the chance to use Twitter to keep in touch with the state of the region’s roads during the winter.

With the cold weather now here, Staffordshire County Council will be using its own page on the social networking site to let drivers know blackspots where there may be ice and snow. They will also show routes that are being

County councillor Mike Maryon said the updates are intended to give motorists some of the information they need to plan their journeys. He explained:

“Twitter is a great tool for giving people timely updates on any kind of activity, so using it to give updates to motorists on weather conditions is a logical step forward.  Planning is essential when making journeys in adverse conditions, and we are hoping the updates on Twitter will help motorists make an informed decision.

“However, it is worth noting that even on gritted roads people will still need to exercise extra caution. The message is a clear one to motorists – you must take extra care when driving in winter conditions and avoid travelling if possible when the weather’s really bad.”

Drivers can follow the council’s updates on at and search #staffstwitgrit to get the latest updates on gritting.

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