The council announced only the main road network would be gritted
if snow and ice hit the borough again.
The main routes were gritted
at 4pm on Wednesday and again at 5am yesterday.
It seems your readers expect the roads to be gritted
more, but it costs about pounds 30,000 to do a full grit.
There are 29 routes which have been gritted
almost daily over and since Christmas.
Some routes over higher ground have already been gritted
over the last month.
Coun Mike Maryon, highways boss for Staffordshire, said that parish councils' community groups could use their local knowledge to keep ice hot-spots gritted
for vulnerable residents which can't be reached by gritting vehicles.
The lack of gritting pavements, the lack of consulting which roads to be gritted
Well, my wife rang the council to inquire whether the roads had been gritted
before I set off to take my son to work.
Coun Green said: "The main roads had not been gritted
in preparation for this widely predicted fall of snow, the grit bins in the outer areas had little or no grit available.
I would urge people to take extra care, particularly the elderly, in areas that may usually be gritted
but have not been, due to the actions of these thoughtless individuals.
However, in cases where roads and pavements could not be well gritted
, local authorities took all possible alternative measures to ensure public safety such as closing schools wherever possible and issuing warnings to motorists and pedestrians.
If they have got private contracts, normally I haven't got a problem with that, but as a council taxpayer my roads haven't been gritted
With 25 per cent cuts, residential and access roads are less likely to be gritted
and local communities will have to take their own action to try to clear roads and pavements.
While main roads were gritted
, the side roads where impossible to drive and footpaths were only used by the desperate.
Kirklees had gritted
60% of the priority network twice on Wednesday when the snowfall began, plus teams worked overnight concentrating on higher areas.