UTTOXETER was hit by one inch of rain as the county escapes the brunt of St Jude.
Staffordshire County Council has warned residents to take extra care on the roads and allow for more time for their journeys as heavy rain is set to sweep through the region this morning in the aftermath of the storm from the Atlantic, which saw the south west of the country subject to 80 mph winds.
The council revealed parts of the Staffordshire Moorlands and Uttoxeter were hit by the rain but all of the roads currently remain open.
However, the Environment Agency has now put the River Dove between Rocester and Clay Mills, in Burton, on flood alert as well as the River Churnet between Leek and Rocester and the River Tean between Adderley and Spath.
Simon Tagg, the council’s cabinet support member for Transport and Connected County, said: “Although Staffordshire looks like it has escaped the brunt of the storm, it is an ever changing picture and we expect more heavy rain and the possibility of stronger winds as we move through the morning.
“It is half-term for most Staffordshire schools, so traffic should be lighter, but it makes sense to keep an eye on the weather forecasts and plan your journey if you are heading out on our roads this morning.
“Our highways crews are well prepared for whatever the weather delivers today and have been on standby over the weekend, but I would urge people to take extra care and make sure their vehicles are fit for the journey before they set out this morning.”
The council will be giving further updates on Twitter at #staffsprepared
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