Stay off the roads: Police snow warning

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By matt_2009 | Friday, January 18, 2013, 09:32

Snow continues to fall across Bristol this morning police are advising motorists to avoid making journeys unless they are absolutely necessary.

Around 10-15cm of snow is expected to have fallen by the end of today, making highways dangerous for driving.

While there have been no major incidents on the roads so far police are saying "stay indoors".

"But If you do have to drive, we suggest you slow down and brake, steer and change gear as smoothly as possible to avoid skidding," said a police spokesman.

"Make sure your windscreen is clear and your lights clean and working properly. Check your tyre pressure and your radiator antifreeze levels. It's probably a good idea to carry de-icer, food, a hot flask, a blanket and a shovel as well.

"Think ahead. Tune in to local radio for weather and travel reports, plan your route, leave extra time for your journey and, if you're in doubt - then don't set out."

You can find more information on the Highways Agency website www.highways.gov.uk and weather updates on www.metoffice.gov.uk.

      

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