Temperature to dip below freezing for rest of the week, Scunthorpe district drivers warned
The Highways Agency is urging motorists to take extra care on the roads, as forecasts predict further low temperatures.
Forecasts show temperatures are set to dip below freezing for the rest of the week across the Scunthorpe area, especially overnight.
The Highways Agency, which is responsible for motorways and major A-roads in England, has been working round the clock to keep traffic moving and its 500-strong fleet of snow ploughs and salt spreaders will continue to treat the network while the cold weather continues.
Steve Crosthwaite, head of the Agency's National Traffic Operations Centre said: "We have more than 200 weather stations situated at key points around the network, and we work closely with the Met Office when making our operational decisions to help keep people moving and safe in this winter weather.
"We have already covered more than one million miles and we will carry on treating the network whenever there is a risk of ice or snow.
"We have plentiful salt supplies and we ask that drivers give our winter fleet the space they need to do their job.
"Drivers should also remain alert, and during periods of severe weather maybe consider whether their journey is essential.
"They may want to think about delaying their travel until conditions improve, and if they do set out they should drive with extra care."