Lincolnshire is in the pathway of a snowy blast this week, as the UK braces itself for one of the coldest February weeks in around five years.
The Met Office has issued yellow and amber weather warnings in the coming days and parts of the county have already seen some snow flurries through the morning of Monday, February 26.
Local policing teams have reminded drivers to take extra care on roads as a surge of collisions were logged by the force on Monday morning.
Snow is settling across Lincs
Drivers aren’t driving to the conditions
Snapshot of our Command & Control System…
— Supt Phil Vickers (@SuptPhilVickers) February 26, 2018
People are being warned to prepare for some travel disruptions throughout the week.
Lincolnshire County Council’s gritting teams are on standby to battle ice and snow across the county up until mid-March.
The current Met Office forecast is as follows:
A yellow weather warning for snow covering Lincoln and the whole of Lincolnshire is in place between 2pm and 11.55 on Monday, February 26.
Forecasters said snow showers will hit the county throughout Monday morning and become more heavy and persistent in the afternoon and evening.
There is a potential for some travel delays and the odd power cut.
From the early hours of Tuesday, snow showers are expected to worsen.
Two amber weather warnings for snow are in place for Lincoln and Lincolnshire between 4am and 11am, and again between 2pm and midnight.
Forecasters said: “The heaviest, most persistent snow looks likely to cross the area during the mid morning. There is a likelihood for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers.
On Wednesday, the warning is back in the yellow grade, however heavy snow showers are still expected throughout the day.
A yellow Met Office warning is in place for Lincolnshire between midnight and 11.55pm on Wednesday.