Stoke & Staffordshire

Staffordshire roads affected by snow and ice

Gritters in Staffordshire
The county council has 50 gritters and 60 snowploughs based at six depots

Motorists have been urged to take care on the roads after more snow fell in Staffordshire and South Cheshire on Sunday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow and ice for the West Midlands, advising traffic conditions may be difficult and dangerous.

Staffordshire County Council said gritters had been out overnight treating roads in the area.

Over 160 schools were closed across the county on Monday.

Ian Turner, head of highways at the county council, said: "We're sending teams round hand gritting on locations the gritters can't get to because they can't actually get everywhere.

"There are some places that are physically impossible to get to."

Pete Price, head of highways at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, urged residents to make use of the 400 "self help" salt bins located around the city to make areas safer.

Bus routes in the county were still being affected by the conditions.

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