More snow forecast for the Moorlands


Snow has settled in the Moorlands for the last two days with many roads around Biddulph and Leek becoming impassable yesterday morning.
Staffordshire county council’s army of 4 Gritters have been out in force over the last two days and continue to be ready when snow falls again. A yellow weather warning for snow is once again in place for the Moorlands from 6pm tonight until 2pm on Thursday. The Met office say that snow will begin in the north later today and move south overnight into Thursday.

David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said:
“Last night and this morning saw another busy shift for our gritting crews, right across the county. We have been well prepared throughout winter and with our fleet of more than 40 gritters, our crews continue to help keep the county moving. 
“As always, I would ask that drivers take extra care when on the roads and allow more time for their journeys if they have to travel. Remember that grit also needs traffic to travel over it to work effectively, which means on a quieter day like today, snow and ice can be lying for some time.”