Weather warning for Devon

PUBLISHED: 14:12 02 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:58 15 June 2010

The Highways Agency is warning drivers of the likelihood of significant snowfall expected during this afternoon and into the evening in Devon and Cornwall.

The Highways Agency is warning drivers of the likelihood of significant snowfall expected during this afternoon and into the evening in Devon and Cornwall. Travel over higher grounds such as the A30 over Bodmin and Dartmoor should be avoided as significant snow later tonight and tomorrow morning may accumulate very rapidly with the potential to strand vehicles. Staff at the Agency's National Traffic Control Centre in Birmingham, working alongside experts from the Met Office, are warning that snow showers will continue to affect much of the country throughout the day. Heavy snow showers will continue to affect many parts of England today. The Highways Agency's national winter fleet, which consists of 500 salt spreaders and snow blowers, has already been used extensively this weekend with regular salt spreading taking place to help keep the traffic moving. Drivers are advised to make sure they are properly prepared for the conditions.


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