Police advise motorists to stay at home as wild weather ‘maxes out’ the emergency services

Lincolnshire Police’s roads policing unit (RPU) has advised motorists to stay at home this morning (Saturday) after gale force winds and snow brought traffic chaos to parts of the county overnight.

In a Tweet to the public this morning, the RPU team said: “All emergencey servies are maxed out this am including @highways @L-Cat all doing their best. Stay at home its warmer!”

There have been several accidents on the region’s roads this morning, including a three-vehicle collision on the A15 at Sleaford that took place shortly before this story went live.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue crews from Alford and Louth were also scrambled to an accident on the A16 near Haugham shortly after 9am.

In their last update they said “crews currently using cutting gear to release one casualty”.

A yellow weather warning remains in place for the whole of Lincolnshire throughout today.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “A slow-moving band of rain, sleet and snow will continue to affect many central parts of the UK during Saturday.

“Further significant snow accumulations are likely on hills, with continued drifting and blizzard conditions in the strong southeasterly winds.

“At lower levels, some areas could see 5-10 cm of snow, though details on locations most at risk remains very uncertain at this stage.

“The public should be aware of the continued risk of significant disruption.”