Snow forecast for tonight (Thursday)

Gritters are going back on the road. Up to three centimetres of snow expected.

Gritters will be treating main roads in East Devon tonight (Thursday) as rain turns to snow.

Motorists are being advised to avoid overnight travel if possible.

Snow is forecast from around 10pm.

Up to three centimetres is expected in widespread areas, including East Devon, where temperatures could drop to around -3C.

There could be significant snowfall of between, up to eight centimetres, on higher ground, particularly Dartmoor and Exmoor, but it is not expected to be persistent.

Devon County Council, the Highways Agency and Devon and Cornwall Police are on a heightened state of alert to respond if conditions worsen. The situation is being closely monitored from control rooms.

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Motorists are reminded of the following advice:

Avoid overnight travel unless absolutely essential as roads will always be more hazardous at night with less traffic and colder temperatures; �Never assume a road has been salted. Remember that wintry showers or rain will wash salt off roads leaving them prone to ice, and in extreme cold even salting will not stop ice from forming; �Allow additional time for your journey and reduce your speed; �Drive with care and according to the conditions. Pedestrians should also take care on pavements and beware of the potential of ice falling from rooftops; �If you have vulnerable or elderly neighbours, think about how they could possibly be helped through the cold spell;

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