Lincoln braced for snow and ice as warnings increase

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Residents and those travelling in Lincoln and the surrounding areas are being reminded to check latest weather alerts as warning of snow, sleet and ice are increased.

Latest warnings from the Met Office predict that snow and ice will affect all areas of the county from Friday, January 12.

Friday

Ice is expected on untreated surfaces on Thursday night into the morning of Friday, January 13, with some outbreaks of sleet, snow and hail likely.

Warnings for snow and ice are in place on Friday: Met Office

Met Office forecasters have warned that around two centimetres of snow and hail could fall in places and ice will lead to the risk of disruption with difficult driving conditions and longer journey times.

The warning is in place from 12.05am to 11pm.

The greatest risk of disruption is across the Midlands, East Anglia and southeast England.

Storm surge warning

The warning comes amid storm surge alerts for the Lincolnshire coast. Emergency services and the county’s resilience teams are preparing contingency plans ahead of high tides and strong winds on Friday morning.

This could lead to spray and large waves crossing sea defences.

Residents of around 3,000 homes near to coastal sea defences have been told to look out for updates from local media, warning that evacuations could be possible in the worst case scenario.

Neighbouring forces and the military are standing by to aid with assisting residents.

Keep up to date with the latest on contingency plans for the Lincolnshire coast on Lincolnshire Reporter.

Saturday

Warnings for snow, sleet and hail are also now in place for Saturday.

Showers of sleet and snow are expected to continue to affect lowland areas in the east of the county on Saturday, January 14.

A Met Office snow warning is in place from 12.05am to 2pm on Saturday.

Forecasters are predicting continued disruption to transport networks due to snow or ice.