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Police warning to drivers as snow expected in Preston from Friday morning

Posted on - 17th January, 2013 - 10:59pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather

Snowfall in Preston
Snow showers are set to cause disruption in Preston and Lancashire from Friday afternoon.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning and expects between 5-10cm of snow to blanket the city from the early hours of Friday morning.

There is likely to be disruption to public transport and police are warning drivers to take precautions.

Sgt Pat Worden from the Force’s Road Policing Unit said: “It is vitally important that motorists are prepared for the severe weather that has been forecast. It will cause disruption during both the morning rush hour and the evening rush hour.

“Anyone intending to travel should make sure their vehicle is in good working order especially in terms of tyres, lights, and overall repair and that it has enough petrol to get them where they are going – and home again. All window glass should be clear from frost and snow before setting off.

“It is probably a good idea to have a number of essential supplies on-board such as a fully charged mobile phone, de-icer, a torch, a map, and even a small spade in case of snowdrifts. Warm clothing and suitable footwear is also a must. If the worst happens and drivers are stranded for any length of time it is imperative to try and keep warm. Motorists on longer journeys should consider taking food and a flask containing hot drinks with them.

“All drivers are urged to listen to weather forecasts and travel advice on local television and radio stations before setting off.”

Temperatures are expected to not be above freezing during Friday and will only rise to an average of 1 degrees over the weekend.

The feels-like temperature is expected to be down to -5 degrees on Friday.

Check the latest foreast with the Met Office weather widget below.

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Remember if you take any snow photos over the coming days, pop them in thePreston Flickr group.

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