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Preston weather warning: Ice to cause tricky Monday driving conditions

Posted on - 17th January, 2016 - 1:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather
Frozen Lancaster Canal at Haslam Park

Frozen Lancaster Canal at Haslam Park

Drivers on the Monday morning commute are being warned of hazardous conditions by weather forecasters.

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Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing once more as a warning of ice has been issued.

Gritting crews will be out once more to keep the county’s highways moving.

The chief forecaster for the Met Office said: “A complex set of frontal systems will be pushing areas of precipitation into Scotland and parts of northern England. Surfaces will be below zero, so this means the risk of ice, as well as localised smaller amounts of snowfall. Precipitation should tend to fade away again during Monday.

“However the main hazard looks like being ice, as the precipitation falls onto sub-zero surfaces.

“Please be aware of the potential for tricky winter driving conditions.”

Preston has been blanketed in a thin layer of snow since Saturday afternoon.

Related: Photographers capture the beauty of the snow falling in Preston

Many Prestonians have been out and about in the city parks on Sunday morning going sledging, building snowmen and walking their dogs.

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