Snow warning issued for the Staffordshire Moorlands

THE Met Office warn of  70 per cent chance of snow falling in the Staffordshire Moorlands later this week.

A spokesman said: “Motorists should be prepared in case bad weather strikes in their area.”

Staffordshire County Council highways department has some 40 ploughing and gritting teams on stand-by to keep roads open.

With a road network stretching across 6,400km we focus on the key roads first, known as the primary network, and switch to an extended network when prolonged ice is expected into daytime or if there is snow,” said a county council spokesman.

More than 20,000 tonnes of salt has been stockpiled to treat Staffordshire’s roads this winter.

A sunny but bitterly cold day is forecast for Saturday with temperatures reaching no higher than 1deg C and falling as low as -3deg C.