Devon prepares for snow

DEVON residents are being warned to be prepared for more snow and ice tomorrow as the big freeze continues across Devon.

DEVON residents are being warned to be prepared for more snow and ice tomorrow as the big freeze continues across Devon.

North and West Devon have been hardest hit by snow today with up to three inches of snow, but main routes including the A39, A377, A361 and A386 all remain passable with care. There have been snow and sleet showers across the majority of the county today, although South Devon has missed the worst of the severe weather.

Devon County Council's fleet of gritters are on full alert again this evening as the Met Office has issued a severe weather warning, with more snow forecast overnight. East Devon could receive around four inches of snow overnight and temperatures are not expected to rise above freezing tomorrow.

All of Devon's 48 frontline and 36 gritters have been out throughout today and will be out in force right across the county this afternoon and into this evening carrying out another salting on 2,000 miles of the major and secondary routes of the pre-salting network. They will then respond to any snowfall overnight and are prepared to work constantly to keep the primary road network as clear as possible. However, minor roads and estate roads will remain untreated and will be treacherous.


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