Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Gritters out in force in North Devon tonight

15:59 13 January 2014

Icy roads

Icy roads

Archant

Temperatures are forecast to drop this evening with a yellow weather warning for ice in place across North Devon.

MOTORISTS are being warned to look out for ice on the roads this evening (Mon) and overnight as temperatures are set to drop.

Gritters will be heading out on the roads tonight with road temperatures expected to drop below freezing.

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued by the Met Office from 5pm this evening until 10am on Tuesday.

A chief forecaster said: “Following rain or showers on Monday, clearing skies will allow road temperatures to fall below freezing quite widely on Monday evening and night, leading to icy stretches on untreated surfaces which will last well into Tuesday morning.”

With scattered showers continuing until about midnight, surface water and run-off may pose problems.

Motorists are being reminded to travel with care, particularly on minor routes.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management and Flood Prevention, said: “Temperatures are falling much lower this evening and won’t rise until the morning rush hour is underway, so we are urging everyone to take extreme care and allow extra time for your journey.

“Following a day of showers, and the possibility of slushy wintry showers on higher ground later, driving conditions may be difficult.

“There may well be icy patches, particularly on minor routes which aren’t treated.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 19:15

The Barnstaple branch of Northern Devon Foodbank has had new security fixtures donated and fitted after a Christmas break-in

Read more
Yesterday, 17:41

Nostalgic TV characters see The Burton Art Gallery in Bideford host one of its most well-attended exhibitions ever

Read more
Yesterday, 15:39

As hundreds turn out at health campaign meetings, Both North Devon and Torridge’s MPs have said they will fight for local NHS services and won’t follow the party line

Read more
Yesterday, 14:03

Barnstaple Town Council is set to meet with North Devon Council, who own much of the land needed for the fair, in the near future.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Two men have been taken to hospital after a stabbing in Holsworthy after altercation spilled out onto the street.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:03

Police are appealing after items including jewellery, a television, laptop and camera were taken from a home in Arcade Road, Ilfracombe.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:28

The Taw Bridge in Barnstaple will be closed for several nights next week as drainage works take place.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:17

Applications are open to become a North Devon beach lifeguard and spend your summer working on the beach.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:03

A new ‘tourism officer’ is being appointed by North Devon Council to bring more visitors to the region

Read more
Yesterday, 09:09

Tourism experts in North Devon have said bookings are already beginning to flood in and 2017 season looks promising.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 3°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications