Weather update: Met Office warning for snow in North East Lincolnshire this evening
THE Met Office has warned of potentially heavy snowfall in North East Lincolnshire this evening.
A yellow warning for 2-5cm of snow remains in place for the borough with an amber warning in place for parts of neighbouring North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire where accumulations of 4-8cm are possible.
Arrival of the heaviest snowfall is currently expected to avoid coinciding with the evening rush hour with the worst of the weather forecast to hit at around 8pm. However, disruption is still possible.
North East Lincolnshire's roads have been treated in advance of the predicted snowfall and gritting teams are on standby and ready to respond to the conditions as they arise.
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Any snowfall tonight is likely to melt fairly quickly as the weekend progresses with milder temperatures of up to 8C predicted on Sunday.
Jason Longhurst, head of development at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“The snow that is forecast over Friday and into Saturday is expected to be heavier further inland but we expect it to still cause some disruption during the Friday rush hour and into the evening.
“We will be doing all we can to minimise the disruption and have treated the main roads ahead of the snowfall. Crews will be on standby to once again treat the network after the rush hour and throughout the night if necessary. We will then be treating the secondary routes after this, but the timing will depend on conditions.
“People should give extra time for their journeys this evening when the worst of the snowfall is predicted. We will be doing all we can to keep the roads clear and free from snow and ice, but, of course, motorists and pedestrians should take extra care.”