Snow forecast for North East Lincolnshire this evening
Snowfall is predicted to return to North East Lincolnshire this evening.
A Met Office Yellow warning is in force for the area with potentially heavy snowfall expected to arrive at around 6pm and continue into the early hours of Saturday.
Accumulations of 2-5cm are possible with further snow showers forecast for Saturday.
North East Lincolnshire Council say priority roads were treated at 4.30am this morning and further grit runs are planned for 2pm today.
In the event of heavy snowfall, further gritting and snow ploughing will take place and will continue until the main road network is running freely.
Jason Longhurst, head of development, said: “We are continually monitoring the weather conditions and our services are responding to the forecast on a daily basis.
“Roads have been gritted daily throughout the week and we can assure residents that we have enough grit stock to see us through this cold spell with further deliveries planned for the end of the month.
During the week, Town and Parish Councils across the region have been receiving stocks of grit for their area’s grit bins and residents are being urged to use these stocks only to clear roads and public pavements.
Town and Parish Councils have prepared their own local plans for dealing with the winter weather and many have teams of local volunteers ready to help grit key roads in their areas such as roads leading to schools and community centres.
Councillor Peter Wheatley, portfolio holder for environment and regeneration, said: “During periods of snowfall, we welcome the help provided by the Parish Councils in support of our winter service operations.
“They have not only helped us in identifying the best locations for grit bins in their neighbourhoods but the hard work undertaken by their volunteers is invaluable and we will continue to assist them throughout the winter season.”