WEATHER WARNING: Severe ice to form on roads across South Yorkshire

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A weather warning for severe ice across Sheffield and South Yorkshire roads has been issued by the Met Office.

The weather experts warn that ice is ‘likely to form on untreated surfaces’ tonight and has urged drivers to be wary of ‘some difficult driving conditions’.

The yellow weather warning for ice was issued at about 7pm and will be in place until 10am tomorrow.

The warning states: “Ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces on Thursday evening and night. Please be aware of the likelihood of some difficult driving conditions, especially on minor roads, and some slippery surfaces. In addition, some localised snow accumulations of 1-2 cm are possible across parts for a time on Thursday evening, with freezing of slushy surfaces increasing the risk of icy surfaces later in the night.

“This is an update to extend the yellow area further southeast.

“Clearing skies will allow temperatures to fall widely below freezing on Thursday evening. Ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces, especially where they are left wet from rain, or, in some areas, where lying snow partially thaws and then freezes again.”

The advice comes after South Yorkshire was issued a Level 3 Cold Weather Alert earlier on Thursday morning: COLD WEATHER ALERT - CLICK HERE