Highways Agency advises drivers to check conditions in North Lincolnshire
The Highways Agency is advising drivers to be prepared for further wintry conditions today (Monday, January 14) and into the early hours of tomorrow (Tuesday, January 15) morning.
Drivers are advised to check weather and traffic conditions before setting out on journeys.
The forecast for the region now shows snow will be continuing throughout the night, until 6am tomorrow, when it is expected to clear.
The Highways Agency operates motorways and key trunk roads in England and has already been busy throughout the winter treating roads where necessary.
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It has a 500-strong fleet of salt spreaders and snowploughs available at depots around the country.
Steve Crosthwaite, head of the National Traffic Operations Centre, said: "We are using salt to treat the road network and have ploughs and snow blowers on standby if necessary.
"Our traffic officers are working around the clock to monitor our road network, deal with any incidents and keep traffic moving.
"During severe winter weather, we ask drivers to check road conditions and the weather forecast before setting out.
"If conditions are poor, and journeys are not essential, we advise drivers to think about delaying until conditions improve and allowing our winter fleet the chance to treat the roads."
Drivers should check their local media for updated weather and travel advice before setting out on journeys.
If they are travelling, they should keep up to date with weather and travel advice, heed warnings and electronic message signs and drive according to the conditions - leaving extra time for journeys and extra room for braking and avoiding sudden manoeuvres such as braking or changing lanes suddenly. Incidents and breakdowns can prevent winter service vehicles from treating the roads, causing further problems.
Even where roads have been treated conditions can vary, especially in vulnerable locations such as where there are overhanging trees, hollows and exposed sections of road.
Information about a winter driving kit and other advice to help motorists be prepared for winter is on the Highways Agency website at www.highways.gov.uk/winter
Up-to-date information on road conditions on England's motorways and trunk roads is available on the Highways Agency website at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or by calling the Highways Agency Information Line at 0300 123 5000.