Met Office warning remains in place

Met Office warning remains in place

Met Office warning remains in place

A yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office for snow across northern Lincolnshire remains in place until midnight tonight.

Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Scunthorpe remain affected by snow and ice which has resulted in difficult driving conditions and over 50 road traffic incidents.

Some roads are likely to be affected.

People are advised to allow more time for their essential journeys.

Although gritting teams are in circulation across the county, there is a chance of injury from falling on icy surfaces.

The Met Office has also warned that some rural communities could become cut off or experience power cuts.

A Met Office spokesperson said:

“Snow showers will feed off the North Sea into many northern and eastern areas of the UK.

“Whilst some areas in the warning area will remain largely dry, some persistent bands of showers are likely to develop in places.

“Daily accumulations of 2-5 cm are probable for some, with 10-15 cm plausible in areas where showers merge into more organised and prolonged spells of snow.

“Some icy stretches are possible overnight, mainly where melting snow during the afternoon has not a chance to dry out before freezing overnight, although snow is likely to be more prevalent.”

Conditions are expected to improve, with rising temperatures as of tomorrow.