Met Office issues yellow weather warning for ice across Northumberland

The Met Office warns that there will be further wintry showers across the North East, with icy patches that will lead to possible hazardous travel and increase risk of injury on icy paths.

By Candice Farrow
Monday, 24th February 2020, 4:10 pm
Updated Monday, 24th February 2020, 4:10 pm
Met Office alert motorists to hazardous travel conditions as they issue yellow weather warning for ice
Met Office alert motorists to hazardous travel conditions as they issue yellow weather warning for ice

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice for the North East that will affect parts of Northumberland between 8pm on Monday, February 24 and 10am on Tuesday, February 25.

The Met Office said: “Many areas will be affected by occasional showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow, with clear spells in between leading to frost and icy surfaces.

“Further snow accumulations of 2cm to 6cm are expected over parts of Scotland, mainly in the west at elevations above 200m – 1cm to 3cm may affect higher routes in Northern Ireland and northern England.”

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What to expect:

Some roads and railways may be affected by icy conditions which could lead to longer journey times by car, bus and train.

There is an increased chance of injuries and accidents on icy pavements and cycle paths.

Travelling in icy conditions:

Don’t rush and stay slow, it can take 10 times longer to stop in snowy or icy conditions – so allow extra room.

Try to use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin, manoeuvre gently and avoid harsh braking and acceleration.

If you start to skid – don’t panic – gently ease off the accelerator and avoid braking.

Be aware of black ice – it isn't always visible and can become an even greater hazard for both motorists and pedestrians.