The Met Office issued a warning of heavy snow today and tomorrow and is advising drivers to take extra care on the roads and to check the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel.
“Drivers are advised to be prepared with warm clothing and an emergency pack, which includes food and water, boots, de-icer, a torch, and a shovel in case of snow,” said the warning.
“In slippery or icy conditions it can take longer to stop. Road users are advised to reduce their speed, give themselves more time to slow down and stop and drive with care even if roads have been treated.”
The Highways Agency will be out treating our roads and it is important that drivers watch out for salt spreaders.
Don't overtake these vehicles unless it is safe. It's generally best to stay well back because salt is thrown across the width of the road.
Drivers are also advised to make sure they have plenty of fuel for their journey and to make sure your vehicle is road worthy.