Parts Of Hampshire See More Snow

Around ten centimetres of snow's fallen in the New Forest this morning, causing disruption for drivers.

Much of Hampshire has seen snow flurries today, mostly in the west of the county. However forecasters say the snow will turn to rain and sleet near the coast durring this afternoon.

Hampshire County Council sent out its fleet of gritters at 6 this morning, and also put 120 farmers with snowploughs on standby.

In a statement, the Council said.

"Gritters have been salting continuously across the county since Friday, while minor, rural roads were able to be gritted on Sunday. In excess of 1,000 tonnes of grit and salt has been used to treat the county's roads, over the weekend.
"Over 1000 new, blue salt bins have also been placed in community locations around the county to enable communities to help themselves to keep pavements and roads safe when the weather turns to snow and ice.

"The County Council is also asking people to look out for any vulnerable people who may live in their area and to make sure they are alright. If you are aware of someone who is vulnerable and is at risk due to the cold weather please contact Adult Services on 0845 603 5630.

For advice on keeping warm and weather information check our severe weather page on our website"


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