Gritting teams deal with final snowfall

Wednesday 23 January 2013 Updated: 25/01 11:50

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Buy photos » Gritters are out dealing with the final flurries of snow. Picture by Ian Dipple.

GRITTING teams headed out on the roads again this afternoon as a final icy blast of snow hit the county.

The latest Met Office forecasts suggest that snow showers will continue to affect areas of Worcestershire for the remainder of today.

Many of these will be light although some of the showers will have the potential to be heavier, resulting in a couple of centimetres of snow accumulating on the ground.

The last of the snow is predicted to fizzle out this evening, followed by a dry and cold night with a hard frost persisting until at least midnight on Friday.

Restocked and refuelled, the county's fleet of 31 gritters hit the county's secondary routes from 1.30pm today and will head out on primary routes from 6pm.

Winter service inspections will take place in the early hours of Thursday morning to assess the weather and road conditions throughout Worcestershire.

Motorists are again being urged to drive with caution and temper their driving according to the conditions.

Despite roads looking clear the extreme freezing temperatures means there's still a significant risk of ice.

Gritting teams have also been out and about refilling grit bins across the county as fast as they can.

To help residents pinpoint their nearest grit bin an interactive map is available at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/gritting, which allows users to search by postcode.

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