Police urge south Warwickshire residents to only travel if necessary as freezing temperatures continue - The Leamington Observer

Police urge south Warwickshire residents to only travel if necessary as freezing temperatures continue

Leamington Editorial 12th Dec, 2022   0

POLICE are urging residents across south Warwickshire to only travel if they have to, as the freezing temperatures continue.

Snow, ice and fog are all affecting road conditions and the advice from Warwickshire Police is for people only to travel is they really need to, make sure windscreens are clear and they have plenty of fuel.

Further advice is to check the weather forecast and local travel news before setting off.

This includes the forecast of destinations as it may be very different.

In the Stratford area a high number of road collisions were reported over the weekend.

And with the freezing weather set to continue, Inspector Richard Hobbs said: “The whole area south of Stratford is where we are seeing our worst driving conditions with Shipston and Tysoe particularly affected.

“There are a number of rural roads in the south of the county that are closed due to the snow and ice so we are asking drivers to please stick to the main roads and to slow down and drive according to the conditions.

“As well as being icy, these roads are shut because there are a number of abandoned vehicles that are unable to be moved and this makes them impassable until the weather improves.

“The advice is for drivers to be prepared and pack a winter driving kit including food and water, de-icer and ice scraper, blankets, snow shovel, a fully charged mobile phone and car charger, warm clothes, boots and a torch.

“If you do need to abandon your car, please ring the police on 101 to let them know the location of the vehicle and that you are safe. Please only call 999 in an emergency.”

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