Weather flash: warning of more snow for Dorset

PUBLISHED: 09:33 04 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:59 15 June 2010

The Highways Agency is warning drivers of the likelihood of more snow and icy conditions in Dorset. Last night (Tuesday) vehicles were stuck for an hour in snow on the Devon/Dorset border at Hunters Lodge.

The Highways Agency is warning drivers of the likelihood of more snow and icy conditions in Dorset.

Last night (Tuesday) vehicles were stuck for an hour in snow on the Devon/Dorset border at Hunters Lodge.

Travel over higher grounds should be avoided today, if possible, and drivers are warned to be particularly careful as icy conditions could make driving conditions hazardous.

Staff at the Agency's National Traffic Control Centre in Birmingham, working alongside experts from the Met Office, are warning that snow showers and ice will continue to affect the much of the country.

The Highways Agency's national winter fleet, which consists of 500 salt spreaders and snow blowers, has already been used extensively with regular salt spreading taking place to help keep the traffic moving.

It can take ten times longer to stop in icy conditions. Keep your distance. Allow extra room to slow down and stop. Slow down and avoid making any sharp driving movements.

Drivers are advised to make sure they are properly prepared for the conditions.


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