PEOPLE travelling on the roads across Staffordshire this evening (Thursday 20 September) and overnight are being warned about high winds and rain which could make driving conditions difficult.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for strong winds as Storm Bronagh is expected to hit the county between 6pm and 9am.
People are being advised to take extra care if out on the roads, drive to the conditions and be aware there could be surface flooding, fallen branches or trees on the road.
Helen Fisher, cabinet member for highways and transport at Staffordshire County Council said: “High winds have been forecast across the county this evening and overnight and so we’re reminding people to take extra care if they’re out on the roads.
“Our highways teams will be ready to respond to any issues throughout the night and into the morning but motorists should drive with caution, and be aware of potential fallen branches and debris on the roads. Drivers should also be aware of surface flooding and our advice as always is not to drive through any flooded parts of the road as you don’t know how deep the water could be.”
The yellow warning is in place until 9am on Friday morning.
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