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Drivers urged to take extra care as temperatures plummet in Lichfield and Burntwood

Drivers are being urged to take extra care during their morning commute after sub-zero temperatures across Lichfield and Burntwood overnight.

Gritting teams have continued their round-the-clock efforts to keep roads clear, but highways chiefs have warned conditions could still be challenging for motorists.

Cllr Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet support member for highways and transport, said: “The temperature was well below freezing in parts of the county overnight and conditions will be extremely difficult today, even on gritted roads.

“With temperatures struggling to get above freezing during the daytime, those on the roads should take a great deal of care, drive to the conditions and allow extra time for their journeys.

“I’d also like to thank the Ice Busters community teams for their hard work keeping paths and pavements clear, but everyone should take care even if walking.

“It’s a difficult time for the old and infirm and if we can do their shopping for them and reduce their need to be outdoors for the next few days, that’s a good thing.”

Meanwhile, Arriva buses have made some changes to local services due to road conditions.

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