UPDATE: Lincolnshire gritting teams warn of snow risk tonight after yellow Met Office alert

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17:05: Police in Lincolnshire have warned of “severe weather” in the early hours of tomorrow morning (Tuesday).

The warning comes after snow showers were forecast for Lincolnshire, with several organisations and the Met Office warning of potential disruption.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police has now warned that 10 to 15cm may potentially fall in some parts of the county.

They said: “Severe weather warning issued across Lincs - snow showers are expected early Tuesday morning, potentially 10-15cm. Please take extra care.”

Lincolnshire’s gritting teams had earlier warned of possible snowfall in the county overnight.

Writing on their official Twitter feed, Lincolnshire County Council’s grit teams said: “Our gritters will be heading out between 2pm and 4pm on two back-to-back runs across Lincs ahead of predicted snowfall tonight.”

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue has also urged motorists to take care.
A spokesperson for the emergency service said: “It doesn’t look like it out there now, but [there is] potential for snow overnight! We’re reminding everyone to drive safely.”

Meanwhile the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for tonight. A spokesperson said: “Heavy, squally showers will spread to many parts of Northern Ireland and northern England during Monday evening, turning wintry on high ground and then increasingly to lower levels away from western coasts during Monday night.

“Showers will become aligned into bands orientated west to east, such that some places will have frequent snow showers, whilst others have relatively few.

“Therefore, accumulations of snow will be very variable, with some places under the shower bands receiving 5-10 cm. Drifting of snow and temporary blizzard conditions may affect higher level routes.

“Winds will gust to around 50 mph near the heavier showers, but higher over hills.

“The public should be aware of the potential for some disruption, especially to travel.”

The organisation is also warning of the possibility of snow and ice on Tuesday and Wednesday. An early amber warning is currently in force for Tuesday, with a further yellow alert for coastal areas on Wednesday.

For all of the latest roads updates from across Lincolnshire visit the county council’s @LincsCC_Winter Twitter feed.