MET Office Reissues Weather Warning

PUBLISHED: 13:15 18 December 2009 | UPDATED: 11:11 04 May 2010

THE MET office has reissued its warning to motorists heading into the evening rush-hour amid predictions of widespread snow and ice. Following around six inches of overnight snowfall, the MET office has warned that further heavy snowfall across the region

THE MET office has reissued its warning to motorists heading into the evening rush-hour amid predictions of widespread snow and ice.

Following around six inches of overnight snowfall, the MET office has warned that further heavy snowfall across the region is possible this afternoon and into the evening, with road conditions expected to remain dangerous.

A further 5-10cm of snow has been predicted with existing snow on the roads expected to freeze as the temperature plummets to -3.

A spokesman from Cambridgeshire police said: "Police are advising motorists to take extra care following snow in the county overnight.

"Anyone who must travel is urged to drive to the conditions, keep a sensible distance from other vehicles and stay in a high gear.

"Motorists are also advised to keep a shovel in their vehicle, carry a mobile phone where possible and carry additional water and a blanket.

Mark Kemp, service Director for Highways and Access for Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “The Council gritters have been out through the night and early hours but due to the large amount of snow that fell means this has settled on the roads. Although rocksalt is effective at melting snow and ice it is not a cure-all method and requires vehicles travelling over it to work. Motorists and cyclists are being advised by us and the Police not to make any journeys unless they have to. If you must go out make sure you and your vehicle are fully prepared and drive to the conditions.”

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