Snow and ice warning issued for Lincolnshire as temperatures plummet

A Met Office yellow weather warning has been issued for snow and ice across Lincoln and North Lincolnshire.

The warning, which is valid between 00.05 on Wednesday, March 2 and 10am on Wednesday, March 2, states that showers will turn wintery overnight with a risk of prolonged snowfall.

A yellow weather warning, meaning 'be aware' has been issued for Wednesday morning.

A yellow weather warning, meaning ‘be aware’ has been issued for Wednesday morning.

The county is line for snowfall during the early hours of Wednesday morning, giving a covering of 1-4 cm and 5-10 cm in some areas.

Motorists are being warned of potentially icy conditions on untreated roads, with the potential for disruption during the rush hour period.

The chief forecaster’s assessment reads: “There remains some uncertainty as to where the greatest snowfall accumulations will occur and this warning will be kept under review and updated as necessary.

“A cold front will move east and south across the United Kingdom through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. This will introduce significantly colder air with frequent showers, these turning readily to sleet and snow even at low levels.

“1 to 4 cm is expected in some areas by dawn Wednesday with up to 10 cm in places.”