Icy roads warning after snow falls in Sheffield overnight

Sheffield's gritting vehicles have been out overnight

Sheffield's gritting vehicles have been out overnight

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Council gritting teams have worked through the night in Sheffield as snow fell in the city.

From 7pm last night, all priority roads in the city were gritted, with teams going out again shortly after 3am to cover the same routes.

All Priority 1 and Priority 2 roads have been gritted, with some roads still being dealt with as of 7am this morning.

Between 1cm and 4cm of snow was due to fall overnight at lower levels, with up to 10cm on higher ground.

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for South Yorkshire, with a warning for potential snow, ice and high winds.

While the most persistent snow is expected to have cleared by this morning, drivers are being warned to expect ice to be an additional hazard, particularly on higher ground.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Following a spell of rain, sleet and snow, falling temperatures will allow icy stretches to form on untreated roads and pavements.

"People are advised to take extra care, and to be aware of difficult driving conditions and the risk of some travel disruption."

Temperatures are expected to remain around 3C in the city today but strong to gale force winds will make the weather feel below freezing.

Widespread frost is expected tonight as temperatures fall to -3C.

To see a full list of which roads are included on the city's gritting routes, visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/roads/travel/winter/priority-routes.

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