Kidsgrove is braced to see its first snowfall of the winter later on this evening. The Met Office is forecasting that Kidsgrove could expect to a light snowfall later on this evening, with more coming early tomorrow morning. Combine this with the ice which will form overnight and it all adds to the usual winter bedlam that we have come to expect.
Staffordshire County Council who maintain the highways claims to have got vast reserves of salt this year, which will have mostly been untouched this winter. It will be interesting to see how long such salt reserves can last for if the winter weather lasts for a prolonged length of time?
Kidsgrove residents need to remember that Staffordshire County Council only grits main roads, however the percentage of roads gritted in Staffordshire is much higher than the national average. The map showing the gritting routes in Kidsgrove is shown above.