Fifty-five gritting lorries and 60 snow ploughs are receiving the latest training in new technology to help combat the snow and ice that could hit Staffordshire this winter.
The County Council's 'Operation Snowflake' has been training it's staff and preparing it's vehicles for what could be a busy winter.
30,000 tonnes of salt has been delivered to their debot's around the county. They say that 20,000 tonnes is what would be used in a 'typical' winter.
The council has to look after 43% of the UK's roads. It uses science to monitor the conditions of the tarmac around the county through the use of weather station reports.
This technology allows the council to be ready to deploy gritting lorries and snow ploughs as soon as the road temperatures are forecast to drop below zero degrees.
You can keep up to date with where Staffordshire County Council is gritting on their twitter feed.