DRIVERS are being urged to take care on the roads in light of the adverse weather conditions predicted to hit the region this week. Forecasters have warned Britain could be hit by snow and icy conditions as temperatures drop below freezing. The Met Offi
DRIVERS are being urged to take care on the roads in light of the adverse weather conditions predicted to hit the region this week.
Forecasters have warned Britain could be hit by snow and icy conditions as temperatures drop below freezing.
The Met Office has issued ad advisory notice of severe or extreme weather expected in the East of England over the next few days.
According to the Met Office website there is a moderate risk of severe weather in the East of England with heavy snow predicted tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday (December 18).
In Cambridgeshire showers are "readily expected to turn to snow giving local accumulations of five to 10cm".
Following the severe weather warnings, the region's ambulance service has asked drivers in the event of heavy snow to only undertake essential journeys.
Neil Storey, from the East of England Ambulance Service, said: "As many people will be aware, the Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the next few days, due to the adverse winter weather conditions.
"The East of England Ambulance Service would like to reassure people that a normal 999 service is in operation, and we have a number of 4x4 vehicles on standby across the region to assist as needed. However, we would ask people to help by only dialling 999 if absolutely necessary.
"If you need advice but don't have a serious or life threatening emergency, remember other options are available to you such as calling NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or contacting your local GP or pharmacist.
"We would advise people to only undertake essential journeys, and if they must travel to carry with them appropriate supplies, such as warm blankets, food and drink.