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Gritters ready to roll as temperatures plummet across Lichfield and Burntwood

Gritters are ready to roll out across Lichfield and Burntwood with temperatures set to plummet over the next fortnight.

Forecasts suggest the mercury could drop as low as -6C in some areas, with the possibility of snow too.

Staffordshire County Council says gritters and snow ploughs are at the ready.

Cllr Helen Fisher, Cabinet support member for highways and transport, said: “This latest cold snap will mean freezing temperatures, which could last as long as two weeks.

“Our gritting teams are well prepared to deal with tricky conditions, and our nine weather stations across the county will tell us what the weather is doing at a local level so we know when the gritters need to roll out. If the snow does come, our community teams will also be out keeping paths and pavements clear.

“With snow forecast later next week, it’s likely that conditions in some parts of the county may become difficult. Our teams do their best, but I would ask people to take care even on gritted roads, drive to the conditions and allow extra time for their journeys.”

Parents are also being advised to keep checking the council’s website for details of any school closures.

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