Police and air ambulance warning to drive carefully as MET warns of snow

The MET office warning from Saturday, January 16, 2016.
The MET office warning from Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Emergency services have warned drivers across the area to take care when driving as the temperature drops and the MET office warns of snow.

Lincolnshire Police Specials (@LincsSpecials) tweeted out last night (Friday): “Roads are beginning to sparkle, very pretty, but can be lethal. Take care even if rd gritted, as temp drops further.”

The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance (@LNAACT) offered some advice saying: “Driving in snow - If you get into a skid, steer gently into it.”

The warnings came as the MET Office (@METOffice) issued a yellow warning for frost, snow and ice and very low temperatures across the East of England yesterday, followed up by a severe warning for snow this morning.

The latest report issued at 4.26am said: “Outbreaks of sleet and snow will spread from the northwest on Saturday, initially into western Scotland, and then into parts of northwest England later in the day before reaching the Midlands and southern England during the evening and night. 1-3 cm snowfall is likely at low levels with 5-10 cm possible above 200 metres across western Scotland and Cumbria. Ice may prove an additional hazard in places.

“Please be aware of the potential for some travel disruption and difficult driving conditions.”

For more advice on driving in the snow visit: www.rac.co.uk/advice/winter-driving/driving-in-snow