Met Office warns drivers of ice risk this weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:53 13 January 2017

Frosty conditions, as here pictured by Terry Kelly previously in Weston-super-Mare, are forecast for North Somerset tonight.

Frosty conditions, as here pictured by Terry Kelly previously in Weston-super-Mare, are forecast for North Somerset tonight.

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A weather warning has been issued by the Met Office tonight (Friday) for North Somerset with freezing temperatures forecast.

Drivers are being warned to take extra care tonight (and tomorrow (Saturday) with conditions set to worsen from 4pm today.

The warning will remain in place until tomorrow lunchtime.

North Somerset Council has already announced that its gritters will be out treating road surfaces this evening.

The Met Office says: “Ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces especially where showers of sleet, snow and hail occur.

“An estimated 2-4cm of snow may affect low-lying areas of Scotland, with 5-10cm over higher ground. Elsewhere (including the South West), 1-2cm is locally possible.

“This may lead to the risk of disruption with difficult driving conditions and expect longer journey times.”

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