Weather warning issued as heavy snow expected to hit East of England

WEATHER warnings have been issued as snow showers are predicted to hit the East of England over the next few days. The Met Office has issued a be prepared weather warning for the region with heavy snow fall expected in Cambridgeshire today (Thursday),

WEATHER warnings have been issued as snow showers are predicted to hit the East of England over the next few days.

The Met Office has issued a 'be prepared' weather warning for the region with heavy snow fall expected in Cambridgeshire today (Thursday), tomorrow (Friday) and Monday.

On Thursday afternoon (February 18) there is a moderate risk of severe weather with outbreaks of rain turning to heavy snow in places.

An advisory notice of severe or extreme weather has been issued for the East of England for tomorrow (Friday) and Monday, with up to five centimetres of snow forecast.

Temperatures are expected to dip to minus four degrees overnight in parts of Cambridgeshire and reach highs of five degrees during the day.

The Highways Agency has advised drivers across the region to check the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel.

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A spokesman for the agency said: "Drivers are advised to plan their journeys before they set out, checking the forecast and road conditions, to leave extra time for their journeys if travel conditions are poor, and to delay their journey if the weather becomes severe.

"It can take 10 times longer to stop when it is icy, so allow more room to slow down and stop. Avoid losing control of your vehicle because of wheel spin, by using the highest gear possible. Avoid sudden braking, acceleration and sharp turns.

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