Drivers urged to take extra care in icy conditions across Leicestershire
Drivers in Leicestershire are being advised to take extra care this morning as feezing conditions continue across the county.
After yesterday's snowfall and temperatures overnight falling to -3C, there is a risk of icy roads as surfaces remain frozen - especially on untreated routes.
Today will be dry, with some sunny spells and the risk of showers. It will remain very cold. Maximum Temperature 1C.
Tonight will be dry and very cold with a widespread sharp frost and icy stretches on untreated surfaces. Minimum Temperature -6C.
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Wednesday is set continue to be dry and very cold with sunny periods developing.
City and county council gritters have been out on the roads spreading tonnes of salt on the main highways.
However, the Highways Agency is advising drivers to be aware of disruption to travel due to the icy conditions and to plan for their journey before they set out.
See the five-day forecast for Leicester and Leicestershire at: www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/weather
See the Highways Agency website for more traffic and travel updates: www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information
See Leicestershire County Council's advice on winter weather: www.leics.gov.uk/winterweather