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4 February 2012, 10:50
With severe weather warnings and snow likely to fall this weekend, Heart's been getting advice on staying safe.
Parts of the Thames Valley were officially the coldest in the country on Friday night - dropping beyond -11 in Benson and South Newington in Oxfordshire. Now forecasters are issuing warnings for snow on Saturday night and into Sunday morning.
NHS South Central has given out the following advice to stay safe and healthy in the cold weather:
This week the AA based in Basingstoke have seen a 50% rise in the number of breakdowns they're called out to.
Darron Burness, the AA's Head of Special Operations, says:
"Keep an eye on the weather forecasts, as we could get either rain or snow.
"Either way, take plenty of warm clothing, food, water, de-icer, ice scraper and a fully-charged mobile in case you run into difficulty.
"Before heading off, give yourself enough time to completely clear the car windows of any frost. Remember to free the wiper blades before turning them on, as they can stick to a cold windscreen and you risk burning out the motor and blowing a fuse. Also, ice crystals are sharp and can cut the rubber blades."