Weather experts issue advice to Scunthorpe motorists ahead of snow
SEVERE weather teams have issued strong advice to Scunthorpe motorists ahead of snow forecast in the region.
Snow is forecast to hit North Lincolnshire tomorrow afternoon (Friday, January 18), and drivers have been warned to take extra care on the roads.
With temperatures likely to be below freezing, conditions on the roads could potentially be treacherous.
Darron Burness, head of the AA's severe weather team, said: "With the outlook remaining cold, drivers need to be prepared for possible disruption.
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"Before heading out, check the Met Office weather alerts and traffic reports and allow a bit more time for your journey, as you don't want to rush on potentially icy roads. Do the basic checks on your car and, in case of any problems, carry plenty of warm clothing, blankets, de-icer and scraper, some food, hot flask and a fully-charged mobile."
Steve Crosthwaite, head of the Highways Agency's National Traffic Operations Centre said: "We advise drivers to check road conditions and the Met Office weather forecast before they set off and during severe weather to consider whether their journey is essential. They may want to delay their travel until conditions improve and to allow our winter fleet the chance to treat the roads.
"Our traffic officers are working round the clock to monitor the network, deal with any incidents and keep traffic moving."
The Met Office predicts that snow will continue to fall in Yorkshire and the Humber throughout the weekend, with temperatures almost certainly below freezing.