Disruption as snow hits North East Lincolnshire - forecast for rest of weekend (update)
SNOW, sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds are expected to continue battering North East Lincolnshire for the rest of the day.
The Met Office says the snow will have stopped by this evening but that the freezing easterly winds will continue into tomorrow.
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Greg Dewhurt, forecaster for the Met Office, said: "It's actually not too unusual to see snow in March as it is the transition period between winter and summer.
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"However, the temperatures at this time last year were in the high teens so it shows how variable the month can be.
"The snow is being caused by two weather fronts meeting. An area of high pressure above Scandinavia is pushing in cold weather from the east, while a warmer area of Atlantic air is trying to push in from the south west.
"At the moment the cold weather is winning!"
Greg said temperatures will remain around freezing for the rest of the weekend but that the snow will stop later today.
A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Roads Policing Unit warned motorists not to make journeys unless necessary.
Posting on Twitter this morning, they wrote that if you do venture out "Please reduce speed and put on lights" but that "It's Saturday, so why not stay inside in the warm?"
Flights are being disrupted by the bitter weather conditions.
Humberside Airport is reporting delayed flights and both East Midlands Airport and Doncaster Sheffield Airport are currently closed.
Accidents have already been reported on the A15 northbound near Ruskington, the A16 near Alford and the A153 near Horncastle this morning.
Gritters were out overnight in both North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire in a bid to keep major routes open.
UPDATE: The A160 at Habrough has now re-opened between Brocklesby Interchange and the Habrough Road junction, following a collision this morning.
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