WEATHER: Ice warning issued for South Yorkshire

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  • Yellow weather warning issued for ice
  • Wintery showers could wash away grit
  • Motorists urged to take care tomorrow morning
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A weather warning for ice has been issued for South Yorkshire today by the Met Office.

The weather experts say icy stretches are expected to form on untreated surfaces this evening and into Wednesday morning’s rush hour, potentially causing problems for motorists.

There are likely to be showers overnight that may wash away salt used to treat roads, while snow could fall over high ground.

The warning, issued this morning, is set to take effect at 6pm tonight and last until 10 am tomorrow morning (Wednesday, March 4).

The statement issued by the Met Office said: “Following showers of a wintry mix during Tuesday, icy stretches are expected to form on untreated surfaces on Tuesday evening and last into Wednesday morning’s rush hour. In addition, further showers are likely overnight which may lead to wash-off of salt. These showers will be wintry over high ground, giving further local snow accumulations of some 2-5 cm above around 400 m though nearer 250 m over northern Scotland.

“The public should be aware of the risk of tricky traveling conditions in places.

“The cold westerly flow covering the UK will gradually veer round to northwesterly overnight. Further showers are likely overnight, but with the air slightly less cold than than of late, accumulating snow levels should be largely confined to higher ground.”