Although not every winter has had significant snowfall it is sensible to be prepared as each winter approaches. Below are some useful websites about preparing yourself for winter at home and on the roads. Staffordshire Prepared - a website providing a range of information about cold and snow and storms and gales The Met Office - for the latest weather updates National Highways - information about road conditions The NHS website - offers advice and guidance about staying well in winter, particularly relevant for people aged 65 or over, and people with long-term conditions Gov.uk - to view the Cold Weather Plan for England East Staffordshire Borough Council will ensure that information is posted on its website if there are any disruptions to services, during periods of severe winter weather. Winter preparedness FAQ Gritting The gritting and salting of roads in Staffordshire is managed by Staffordshire County Council who publish the gritting routes on their website. School Closures Schools are managed by Staffordshire County Council who publish a list of school closures on their website. Flooding The Environment Agency provide a range of useful online information services, including flood maps and up to date warnings in place across the UK. For more information see the Staffordshire Prepared website or the Council's flooding page.