MOTORISTS are being advised by police to take extreme care on the roads and to only drive if absolutely essential as heavy snow hits the county this morning (Friday). People in areas affected by heavy snow are advised not to travel. Anyone planning to tra

MOTORISTS are being advised by police to take extreme care on the roads and to only drive if absolutely essential as heavy snow hits the county this morning (Friday).

People in areas affected by heavy snow are advised not to travel. Anyone planning to travel over the next 24 hours is advised to take extreme care, reduce speed and keep a good distance between vehicles. Motorists are also asked to keep a shovel in their vehicle, carry a mobile phone and water and a blanket.

Yesterday police received 438 calls, the majority of which were weather-related.

Officers are working closely with partner agencies to ensure the roads are made as safe as possible and that emergency calls are dealt with in the usual way.

Superintendant George Barr said: "We are expecting heavy snow in the county. Our advice remains for people to drive in those areas only if it is absolutely essential."

Police are also urging the public to check weather forecasts regularly throughout Friday following warnings from the Met Office.

The Met Office website shows that it is due to snow in Cambridgeshire until noon today (Friday).

Buses seem to be running as normal throughout then county this morning with all Stagecoach and Whippet services running.

For many children it will be another snow day as schools across the county remain closed.

Schools closed include:

Abbots Ripton C of E Primary School

Barnabas Oley C of E Primary School

Brington C of E Primary School

Great Gidding Primary School

Great Staughton Primary School

Hinchingbrooke School

Middlefield Primary School

Newton Primary School

Priory Park Infant School

Sawtry Community College