Driving conditions likely to be treacherous this morning, say police

Friday 1st February 2019 00:31 GMT

Police have re-issued a warning to the public to avoid travel unless essential after dozens of drivers became stuck due to snow on routes across Cornwall and Devon on Thursday.

Emergency services attended a large number of stranded vehicles across the two counties, particularly in the Duchy.

Police were advising any affected drivers to stay with their vehicle and to keep as warm as possible until help arrived.

The Met Office amber weather warning for snow and ice remains in place throughout today and affects large parts of Devon and Cornwall.

Devon and Cornwall Police say conditions on roads – particularly on untreated routes – are likely to be treacherous for the morning commute.

Chief Inspector Adrian Leisk, Head of Roads Policing, said: “Please can all road users reduce their speed, give extra breaking distance between them and the vehicle in front, and if you must travel, leave both extra time for your journey and prepare for the worst – ensure you have a full tank, food and water in the vehicle, shovel and stop signs, a fully charged phone and warm clothing; all the things to prepare you in case of a breakdown.”

For the latest on the weather, please see the Met Office weather warning webpage: www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings for the latest on roads affected, please see the Traffic watch website on www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/news/traffic-watch.

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