Staffordshire’s gritting and snow plough crews are gearing up for the colder weather.
Around 28,000 tonnes of salt has been stockpiled and weather and road conditions are monitored around the clock to allow the crews to strike as early as possible when the icy conditions hit.
The county council has the largest gritting network in the West Midlands and grits 43 per cent of its 6,000km highways out of six winter maintenance depots in Stone, Stafford, Leek, Gailey, Lichfield and Hemmingslow.
Nine weather stations across the county allows to gather information on road conditions, temperatures and also receive pictures 24 hours a day.
For more information about highways, or advice on what you can do to stay safe this winter, please visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/winter
Check out the video above for some amazing facts and figures highlighting how we work around the clock to keep Staffordshire on the move through the winter months.
And once you have watched the video. see how whether or not the levels of snow and ice has increased in Staffordshire through the ages.