Kidsgrove is braced for heavy snowfall over the next 24 hours. The Met Office is forecasting that the snowfall could be heavy at times, with an amber weather warning issued for the area.
Staffordshire County Council who is responsible for the gritting of the highways have made the decision to grit 4 out of 5 roads. This is a massive increase and the first time that any administration controlling Staffordshire County Council have done this. It appears this is a move by the council to try and keep the highways moving in the local area.
Kidsgrove residents are being asked not to park on roads if possible to allow maximum space for the snow ploughs to fit though. These are fitted to the gritting lorries in adverse weather conditions and are used to clear snow from the highway. Residents need to remember that grit does not work unless it has traffic traveling up and down on it and snow will always cause some form of disruption to travel.
Kidsgrove residents can get the latest local weather updates and news by following @whitehillonline on Twitter. This is also the place to share any images that you have of the snowfall in Kidsgrove.