Ice warning

Temperature set to plummet.

Icy conditions are expected on Devon’s roads tonight and into the weekend.

Road surface temperatures could drop as low as -2 in parts of the county,

Gritters will be out on Devon’s major roads, treating around 1,700 miles of the main salting network from around 6pm and again at midnight in case forecast wintry showers wash the salt off of the roads.

Road users are being advised to take care in case roads become icy.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “The mix of rain, sleet and freezing conditions means that road users must be aware that conditions on the county’s roads may be icy, even on treated roads.

“It’s expected that cold conditions will continue into the weekend, so I would appeal for everyone to take care, particularly overnight.”

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