Snow forecast for Lincoln again

While Lincoln may have coped well with the snowfall over last weekend, it may not be over just yet for local authorities and transport companies.

Another day of snow has been forecast for the East Midlands by the Met Office, who issued with a yellow warning of snow and ice.

The snow is expected to fall late on Thursday, February 9, after a possible period of rain in the morning, and remain until Friday morning.

The Met Office predicts that in the worst affected parts, up to 10cm of snow is to be expected.

“An area of snow is expected to develop over east and northeast England later on Thursday, and then during Friday this will extend steadily southwestwards into central and some southwestern parts of England, as well as the east of Wales.

“Whilst there is uncertainty regarding where the heaviest and most persistent snow will fall, accumulations of up to about 10cm are possible in the worst affected regions.

“The public should be aware that, as a result, there could be some disruption to travel.”

Meanwhile, those travelling on the road and on foot should be aware of icy conditions on the ground, due to below freezing temperatures and rain.

Lincolnshire County Council said on their gritter Twitter feed that gritting services are prepared for the snowfall later in the week, and will still be gritting roads overnight.

Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, Councillor William Webb, is reminding motorists to be vigilant.

He said: “We’d always urge motorists to drive to the conditions and remember that while salt can help, it’s not a cure.

“Once temperatures fall below minus seven degrees, the salt becomes far less effective.”

During last weekend’s snowfall, the county’s gritters used 4,000 tonnes of salt out of Lincolnshire’s 42,000 tonnes reserve.

Photo: Dominic Clark for The Lincolnite