Met Office warn of snow on Friday evening and over the weekend in North East Lincolnshire
The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning for snow in North East Lincolnshire on Friday evening and over the weekend.
Though it says accumulations of snow in the east will be "variable", there is the potential for between 2-5cm on Friday and a further 2-5cm on Saturday and Sunday.
Temperatures tonight are predicted to fall to around -3c in Grimsby and climb no higher than 1c on Friday. They will then stay around or slightly above freezing over the weekend.
Jason Longhurst, head of development at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “We are closely monitoring the weather reports and gritting crews are treating the roads as and when it is necessary.
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“Yesterday we were out during the afternoon, at 8pm and this morning the main network was once again treated at 4am.
“Drivers are however reminded that even when roads are treated, black ice can still form and they must be cautious and drive sensibly. When road surface temperatures reach minus six or below, the effectiveness of rock salt decreases; drivers need to always bear this in mind.
“Everyone has a responsibility to ensure they remain safe in these conditions by only making journeys if absolutely necessary and if they do, then the main message is to drive to the conditions.”
East Coast train company advised passengers to check before travelling tomorrow. The company is lifting ticket restrictions for all journeys on its trains which arrive in, or depart from, King’s Cross station in London after 10am tomorrow.
East Coast advised passengers wherever possible to travel before 6pm tomorrow, as heavier snowfalls were predicted after that time.
Meanwhile, British Gas said it was expecting a "huge spike of activity" for its home service engineers this weekend, predicting they would attend around 20,000 call-outs.
Matthew Bateman, managing director of the firm’s home services branch, said: "With the recent mild weather it’s easy to understand why people may have thought winter was behind them, but over the weekend we’ve had calls from a huge number of customers experiencing problems with their heating or hot water."