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Gritters gearing up to treat roads in Lichfield and Burntwood

Gritters are gearing up to treat roads in Lichfield and Burntwood as more wintry weather begins to arrive in the region.

Crews from Staffordshire County Council are on alert after Met Office weather warnings were issued.

However, motorists and pedestrians are being advised that they still need to take care, even on roads that seem to have been recently gritted.

Mike Maryon, Cabinet Member for Highways said:

“All hands will again be to the pump. Although far more of Staffordshire’s roads are gritted than the national average people still need to be very careful.

“Gritters cannot negotiate narrow side streets, and although we do our best to hand-grit pavements outside key locations like medical surgeries it is impossible to be everywhere. ‘Please be careful’ is the message.”

The county council has 120 staff operating 60 gritters around the clock. Staffordshire has created a 30,000 tonne grit stockpile – double that previously held, and purchased in 12 brand new gritting vehicles for this winter.

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