Several Crashes After Heavy Snow
5 February 2018, 06:11
Heavy snow, sleet and ice are causing big problems on the roads in Kent.
Police are warning drivers to leave extra time to get around after several crashes on the M20 near Maidstone overnight.
There are also difficult driving conditions on the M2 and A249 Detling Hill.
Heavy snowfall m20 9-7 and now all over a lot of the network a228 / A229 etc. Be aware. Extra time. Allow space watch for changing road conditions. If you get stuck stay with your car leave engine running. If you are able, Low gear low revs keep moving SL pic.twitter.com/dFqWihxgUe— Kent Police RPU (@kentpoliceroads) February 5, 2018
Met Office forecasters think this could be one of the coldest weeks of winter so far.
There's a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in place until 10am.
Enroute to the m20 again 7-8 coastbound reports of another crash. As you can see weather is getting worse now. Allow time and allow extra braking distance on your journeys today. #wedontwanttomeetyou SL pic.twitter.com/3vJ21vVuc7— Kent Police RPU (@kentpoliceroads) February 5, 2018
Between 1-3cm of snow is possible away from the coasts with up to 5cm predicted above 200 metres.
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