First snow brings disruption in Lincolnshire

  • An HGV in a bit of a predicament at the Doddington Road roundabout in Lincoln on December 26. Photo: Lincs Road Policing
  • Lincolnshire County Council's gritting team on Cross O Cliff Hill in Lincoln. Photo: Jonathan Fitzgerald
  • Fallen trees in North Hykeham in the Centurian car park. Photo: Sophie Louise
  • Lincoln Cathedral in the snow. Photo: Dave Brown
  • An HGV in a bit of a predicament at the Doddington Road roundabout in Lincoln on December 26. Photo: Lincs Road Policing
  • Lincolnshire County Council's gritting team on Cross O Cliff Hill in Lincoln. Photo: Jonathan Fitzgerald
  • Fallen trees in North Hykeham in the Centurian car park. Photo: Sophie Louise
  • Lincoln Cathedral in the snow. Photo: Dave Brown

Lincolnshire Police dealt with more than 35 traffic and weather-related incidents overnight as the first snow settled across the county.

Long tailbacks, trees blocking the roads or cars leaving the road were reported overnight as police and firefighters across Lincolnshire were called out to snow-related incidents.

Although there were no serious incidents, police are still advising people not to travel unless necessary.

Lincolnshire County Council’s gritting teams have also been out overnight and will continue to treat all major routes.

A helping hand in the snow

With snow causing havoc on county roads, people have come to help others get home for Boxing Day.

Reader Samantha Harrison wrote to The Lincolnite to thank a group of men and women in Lincoln who were helping others go up Cross O Cliff Hill and cleared the road of snow.

She said: “We have struggled for two hours to get home to Navenby from North Hykeham, some 10 miles. Both Waddington and Harmston Hill were treacherous and we had to turn back due to blockages.

“We then tried Cross O Cliff Hill, the hill once again didn’t seem to be gritted. We only managed to get up the hill through the kindness of 4 to 5 men and women who have given up their Boxing Day evening to come out with shovels to keep the road clear and guide each car on how to tackle the hill.

“These men are the unsung heroes and we would like to send our thanks because we and many others definitely wouldn’t have got home with out them,” she added.

More severe weather forecast

The Met Office said clearing skies will allow road surfaces to fall below freezing this morning across parts of Lincolnshire, which will lead to icy stretches on untreated surfaces, particularly where wet snow cover re-freezes.