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North Devon expects another cold night as motorists are urged to take care

PUBLISHED: 16:27 11 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:27 11 December 2017

Gritting lorries will be out in force across Devon tonight.

Gritting lorries will be out in force across Devon tonight.

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After the wet weather and snowfall today, some roads around North Devon and Exmoor could become icy tonight, county council warns.

Drivers are being urged to take care on the roads tonight (Monday) as temperatures begin to drop.

North Devon’s roads have taken a battering over the last 24 hours with snow, ice and flooding in places.

Gritters have been out salting routes around Exmoor and snow caused icy havoc on the A399 earlier today.

On Twitter, Hugh Griffith, Devon County Council highways operation control manager, said: “Devon, another cold night with road surface temperatures in some areas already below freezing.

“Salting network treated this afternoon but with all the rain this weekend patches of ice should be expected and drivers should to be careful even if driving on the gritting network.”

A chief forecaster for the Met Office said: “Showers will continue across parts of Cornwall and Devon.

“Dry elsewhere with clear spells, although isolated freezing fog patches may form. Very cold with a widespread and severe frost. Minimum temperature -4 °C..

“Any freezing fog will lift to leave a fine and sunny morning. Turning cloudier through the afternoon with patchy rain and more of breeze by evening. Staying cold for most.”

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