Further light snow is expected to fall across Gloucestershire once again this evening.
Weather experts say further isolated snow showers are likely to travel from the east and could give a light covering on higher ground this afternoon into this evening. Gloucestershire County Council’s gritters will be out this evening at 7pm treating the roads following any further snow. They will be treating the main roads, which now includes town and city centres to ensure people can still access shops and businesses.
The team will be monitoring the weather overnight to decide if any further action is required.
Temperatures will continue to plummet below freezing for the rest of the week, so drivers will face icy conditions, particularly in the early mornings. Residents are urged to take responsibility for their own driveways and pavements near their homes. Guidance for people on clearing snow and ice is available on www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/winter and residents are encouraged to check it out.
Safer driving advice is also available on the website.
Jenny Wilks, Gloucestershire Highways Manager, said: “This is the first snow of the year and understandably people are concerned. “So far, the snow hasn’t been particularly heavy and on the whole, roads have remained open and passable with care. “We will be out gritting again tonight to help prevent ice from forming on the main roads. “However, it is inevitable that these freezing temperatures will affect driving conditions so I would encourage people to take extra care on the roads.”