Weather latest: Snow now set to fall in Scunthorpe tomorrow - council ready to rumble out gritters
Snow is now expected to hit North Lincolnshire from tomorrow afternoon (Saturday), forecasters say.
Light snow showers are due to begin at around 5pm, turning heavier by 2am on Sunday.
The snow is expected to follow a drop in temperatures, which are forecast to remain at around 4C today but could fall to 1C by tomorrow morning.
Motorists in North Lincolnshire were warned to take care this morning after overnight rain left the region's roads in wet condition.
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Sergeant James Main, Humberside Police's neighbourhood sergeant for Scunthorpe South, said in a message on social network site twitter: "#TrafficAlert a wet morning, roads will be slippery, drive with care & use lights #HumbersidePolice."
The latest weather forecast suggests light rain showers may continue until around 10am this morning, with more light rain expected this afternoon..
There are currently no reported incidents on the region's roads.
North Lincolnshire Council highways bosses say the authority is fully prepared to deal with the predicted wintry conditions.
Councillor Nigel Sherwood (Brigg and Wolds), the cabinet member for highways and neighbourhoods, said today: “We are all prepared and ready to go.
“Workers are in place and hopefully, it won’t be too bad and we will escape. All snow ploughs are in place and all vehicles are in place.”
Councillor Sherwood said the council’s gritters would be sent out across the region if and when the need arises.
He added: “Gritters will be out over the weekend.
“As soon as the temperature drops, they will be gritting. They are always on standby, 24/7.”