Cambridgeshire: Police Snow Warning
14 January 2013, 16:08
Cambridgeshire Police are warning drivers to take extra care on roads following snow across the county.
The Met Office expects snow to continue falling across Cambridge and Peterborough this evening (Monday) and overnight into tomorrow morning.
Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing overnight, leading to a risk of icy conditions on untreated surfaces.
A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: "Anyone who must travel is urged to drive to the conditions, keep a sensible distance from other vehicles and stay in a high gear.
Motorists are also advised to keep a shovel in their vehicle, carry a mobile phone where possible, and carry additional water and a blanket."
Cambridgeshire County Council's gritters treated all major roads at 12:30pm today, and are expected to return for a second gritting run between 7pm and 8pm tonight.
100 community volunteer gritters across Cambridgeshire have also been asked to treat surfaces, and pavements, cycleways and bridges in Cambridge have also been gritted.
Meanwhile The AA estimated its crews will have been called out to around 220 roadside emergencies in Cambridgeshire by the end of the day, compared to an average of 150 for a typical Monday.
The motoring organisation believes most of the extra workload is due to the cold weather.