Snow and ice warning - Met office issues warning for Warwickshire
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The Yellow Warning predicts that ice and some snow could lead to difficult travel conditions in places.
The Met office said: “Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.”
The weather office warned that people could slip and fall on untreated icy pavements, cycle paths and roads, leading to injuries.
“Snowy, wintry weather can cause delays and make driving conditions dangerous,” said a spokesman who issued the following simple steps to prepare before journeys.
Plan your route; check for delays and road closures; leave more time to prepare and check your car before setting off; check wipers, tyres and screenwash; pack essentials in your car and take a fully charged mobile phone with an in-car charger or battery pack.
Driving safely in snow – it is safer not to drive in heavy snow and icy conditions but if you absolutely must drive, keep yourself and others safe by:
Using dipped headlights, accelerate gently, use low revs and change to higher gears as quickly as possible; starting in second gear will help with wheel slip and maintain a safe and steady speed.
Keep your distance from other vehicles, keep a constant speed up hills, leave plenty of room between cars and use a low gear to go down hill. Try to avoid braking unless necessary
If you do drive onto an icy surface, steer into skids. Do not take your hands of the wheel or slam on the brakes.