It is currently snowing in North Kent as the latest cold spell sweeps in across the county. Snow was first seen falling in the early hours of Monday morning, with a few inches already laying by 6am.
Although the snow is very wet and slushy, further snow is falling and laying on top creating slippery conditions. Drivers are being warned to take extreme care, as it may be more slippery than it initially appears, especially on rural roads. Weather forecasters are expecting the snow to stop after 8am although conditions may stay near freezing.
I’m sure KCC/Highways England etc are as well prepared as they were for the December snow
Kent County Council Highways say gritters have been out since 4am treating primary routes. However, it has said snow is not a certainty and some areas of the county may see no flakes at all.
An expert for KCC said “”Ten to 20mm of rain is expected in places, and there is a risk of this turning to snow before clearing. There is large uncertainty as to whether it will snow, but if it does, a few places may see two to five centimetres accumulating above 100mm in a fairly short period”.
The Met Office triggered a yellow cold weather alert as soon as the risk is 60% or above for any of the thresholds is to be breached.
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