Heavy snow forecast for Scunthorpe area: Bad weather gritters treating roads this afternoon
Gritters will be out again this afternoon in preparation for the heavy snow forecast later (Friday, January 25).
An amber warning for snow has been issued by the Met Office, meaning people should be prepared for snow.
Snow will arrive later, becoming persistent and heavy by 9pm.
Strong southerly winds will develop causing drifting and blizzard conditions, making it feel very cold.
Heavy rain over the weekend combined with snow melt could lead to localised surface water and river flooding.
North Lincolnshire councillor, Nigel Sherwood (Brigg and Wolds), cabinet member for highways and neighbourhoods, said: "There is a forecast for about 4 inches of snow which will be followed by a big thaw that brings another dimension - flooding.
"The trail of snow is predicted to be followed by possible flooding and we have plans in place to deal with both issues.
"Workers are on standby to deal with any weather condition and the car parks and some roads have already been gritted this morning.
"They will go out again at 12.30 to grit more roads and also refill all the yellow salt bins.
"We will be monitoring conditions closely and also have the resources to tackle any flooding problems in North Lincolnshire."