Police warn: Do not drive in snow unless vital

WITH much of the region affected by the snow, Devon and Cornwall police have issued some guidelines in a bid to keep people safe.

WITH much of the region affected by the snow, Devon and Cornwall police have issued some guidelines in a bid to keep people safe.

Officers said the North Devon area has been a particular problem.

Earlier the A361 was closed in both directions from Tiverton to Barnstaple, but the road re-opened just before 11am.

The police said there have been a number of accidents across the force area, but officers have not received reports of any serious injury.

With the forecast for the temperature to drop to -6 in places overnight, the police are warning driving conditions will be particularly treacherous once again.

A Devon and Cornwall police spokesperson said: "Do not drive unless vital, if you must drive reduce your speed considerably and leave a much greater distance between your vehicle and the one in front.

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"It is also advisable to pack warm, waterproof clothing and some food and drink in your vehicle.