23 slip and fall victims treated at Scunthorpe General Hospital during spell of ice and snow
After slipping or falling on ice and snow and hurting themselves, 23 people have reported to Scunthorpe General Hospital's accident and emergency department in the past week.
Those figures are for the period starting January 17.
Freezing fog is set to sweep over North Lincolnshire today progresses, forecasters predict.
Despite a fair start to the day, temperatures will steadily drop to around -2 degrees Celsius according to the Met Office.
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There are chances of sunny intervals in the middle of the day with temperatures around 1 degrees Celsius, but icy conditions will sweep in as the daylight fades.
Into the early hours of Friday temperatures could drop as low as -3 degrees Celsius, with chances of light snow later in the day.
There are no serious issues on the region's roads, but busy traffic has been reported on Ashby Road and Burringham Road in Scunthorpe, moving out of town at the B1450 Ashby High Street traffic lights.
There are no school closures to report.
The cold snap is hitting trade, says the Federation of Small Businesses.
Michael Self, FSB development manager for the Lincolnshire area, said: “The bad weather has certainly made life more difficult for traders.”
“Shop takings are down (after all, who wants to go out shopping in bad weather, unless they have to do so?), it’s been very difficult for staff to get into work and, in some instances, arranged for childcare because their child’s school has closed.”
“However, we are a resilient people and it is a credit to employees that most of them have managed to struggle in to work, even through the snow.”
“We are lucky in this country that we only have this severe weather quite infrequently and, hopefully, a thaw will be on its way soon.”