March 14, 2018 1.01 pm This story is over 68 months old

Not again! Snow warning issued for Lincoln

Snow joke.

Just when people in Lincoln were beginning to recover from disruptive snow and ice, the Met Office has warned that another bout of rain, snow and bitterly cold temperatures is heading for the county this weekend.

A yellow severe weather warning for snow has been issued by the Met Office between 5pm on Friday, March 16, until 9am on Saturday, March 17.

Forecasters said: “A band of rain and hill snow will increasingly turn to snow to lower levels through Friday evening and overnight into Saturday.

“This band will gradually ease during Saturday morning as it moves south-westwards, allowing ice to form as it clears.

A weather warning is in place for Lincoln and the east of the county: Met Office

“Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Icy patches are likely on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.”

Lincolnshire GPs have issued a warning to patients to make sure they are prepared for disruptive weather by stocking up on medicines and planning healthcare.

Local GP and NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG clinical lead for Urgent Care Dr Rakesh Pathak said: “NHS services are under a great deal of pressure and more so when we experience severe weather conditions.

“People who are not in the best of health can be vulnerable to very cold temperatures and there are steps we can all take to be as prepared as possible if the weather turns as nasty as some forecasts are suggesting.”

Anglian Water is also taking steps to pre-warn customers of the risk of frozen water mains.

Snow and in recent weeks lead to burst pipes up and down the UK and left thousands of people and businesses without running water.