January 23, 2019 11.32 am This story is over 58 months old

Met Office ice warning extended across Lincolnshire

It may lead to longer journey times

The Met Office has issued another yellow warning for ice in Lincolnshire after snowfall across parts of the county on Tuesday evening.

Roads and paths will be icy and could cause delays on the roads with longer journey times across the county.

Weather warning map. Photo: Met Office

The warning is in place between 6pm on Wednesday, January 23 and 11am on Thursday.

Forecasters said ice on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths may lead to longer journey times. There could also be some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

Gritters at the ready

Gritters are ready to hit the road whenever they are needed.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “It’s never easy to predict the weather, but it looks like we could be in for some difficult conditions tomorrow morning.

“We’re expecting rain just before the morning rush hour, which will quickly freeze over leaving the roads icy.

“And although our 43 gritters will be out, it will take them time to complete their run.

“That means even treated routes may be hazardous first thing, so please do take care when out on the roads.”

The gritters treat almost 2,000 miles of the county’s network, including all A and B roads. They also ensure there is treated link to all the main villages, schools and hospitals where possible.