Snow causes more disruption this morning

Heavy snowfall overnight has caused more problems on the roads this morning.


Roads around Melton are tricky this morning with heavy snow over night and frozen roads.


A Yellow warning for snow has been issued by the Met Office until just before mid-night on Wednesday. The warning means it could see rural communities cut off and the possibility of power cuts area increased.

Snow has fallen across Melton overnight. Photo: NEMM.


Centrebus have cancelled some routes this morning due to the snow including Service 28 South Witham to Grantham and service S28 - Waltham on the Wolds to The Priory Belvoir Academy.

Gritters have been out across the County offering some protection on main roads.


Today's Met Office Forecast:

Snow showers continuing, with some brightness between showers. Further accumulations of snow may lead to some disruption, with drifting snow. Icy stretches will persist on untreated surfaces with a bitterly cold easterly wind, which will be strong near coasts. Maximum temperature 1 °C.

Tonight:

Snow and possible hail showers will continue to affect most areas overnight, with some brief clear spells. It will feel bitterly cold in the brisk winds with a hard frost. Minimum temperature -4 °C.

Wednesday:

Snow showers continuing through Wednesday probably turning lighter and less frequent inland by evening, with some bright or sunny spells. Northeasterly winds will be a little less strong. Very cold. Maximum temperature 2 °C.



Snow is causing some problems on the road this morning. Photo: NEMM.


Chief Meteorologist Steve Ramsdale, said: “With cold air across all of the UK any precipitation will fall as snow. Snow showers will continue to feed into eastern parts through the week. Many places will see further snow accumulations with a few centimetres likely quite widely. Some areas will see larger accumulations with 20 cm or more possible for some. Convergence lines, where showers organise into bands, becoming heavy and persistent, are likely to drive these larger accumulations and further warnings are likely to be issued as the locations affected become clearer."


Leicestershire Police Chief Constable Simon Cole tweeted to praise local 4x4 volunteers and urged people to stay home.


In a tweet he said: "Thanks to the volunteers @LR4x4Response for their support as #StormDarcy makes travel very difficult across parts of #Leicestershire and #Rutland Please #StayHomeSaveLives"


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