Met Office issue Yellow weather warning for snow and Ice

The Met Office has today issues a yellow weather warning for parts of Essex, including Colchester as snow continues to fall in the area.

Between 09:25 Mon 11th and 16:00 Mon 11th

A statement from the Met Office says: “Ice has formed on some surfaces Monday morning as well as some snow falling, with small accumulations above around 100m.

“Some snow accumulations of 2-5 cm are possible above around 100m but at lower levels no accumulations are expected.

“Instead a mixture of rain and sleet is most likely. Some injuries are possible from slips and falls on icy surfaces and there will probably be some icy patches on untreated roads and cycle paths.

“Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer and more difficult journeys. This is an update to extend the warning into Monday afternoon, pull this a little southwards and to make this a combined snow and ice warning.”

Between 15:00 Mon 11th and 11:00 Tue 12th

The advice given continues until 11:00am tomorrow morning: “Ice is expected to form on some surfaces from mid afternoon Monday, and overnight into Tuesday morning.

“Wintry showers may also bring some fresh snowfalls, mostly to higher ground. Accumulations of 2-5 cm area possible, again mostly above 100-150m in places in eastern Scotland and eastern England.

“Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with some journey times taking longer. There will probably be icy stretches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths with some injuries from slips trips and falls.”





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