Scunthorpe 10am: Motorists across North Lincolnshire urged to take care on roads (updated)
Motorists across North Lincolnshire are being reminded to stay safe on untreated roads which remain icy.
Freezing temperatures overnight have left icy conditions on the region's roads.
North Lincolnshire Council gritters are currently out in force across the county.
AA Insurance has reported a number of claims related to the bad weather.
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From January 18 to January 21, AA Insurance has taken over 500 claims of which over 45 per cent were related to snow and ice.
On Monday January 21, half of all claims were weather related.
Scaled up nationally, this would equate to around 7,000 cars that have come to an icy end, costing insurers up to £3.5m.
Simon Douglas, director of AA Insurance said: "Driving on ice or packed snow demands great care.
"And where snow has melted, leaving a wet surface, there is a risk of black ice which can catch drivers by surprise.
"Most drivers in such a situation over-react, making loss of control even worse."
Mr Douglas says that many commentators, noting the UK's supposed ill-preparedness for winter driving, point to countries like Sweden or Canada which seem to cope well with considerably more snow than ever falls in the UK.
He said: "The truth is, such countries are used to extreme weather but nevertheless still suffer their fair share of ice-related collisions.
"But most parts of the UK rarely see prolonged snow so it's not surprising that many drivers don't cope well."
10am: The RAC has confirmed that the North East area, which includes Scunthorpe, received 30 per cent more calls yesterday (January 21, 2013), compared to the same day in 2012.
All the calls received were relating to breakdowns.
A spokesman for the RAC said: "We do anticipate a challenging day due to the freezing conditions on the roads."