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RAC issues warning to drivers in northern England as fresh snowfall is forecast

Commenting on the ongoing wintry weather including snow and ice weather warnings from the Met OfficeRAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said: 

“Some northern regions are set to see further snowfall in the early hours making driving conditions very difficult, if not impossible where the heaviest snowfall occurs. Drivers in the areas likely to be affected should consider delaying their journeys if they are not absolutely essential, as some disruption is likely.

“Those that do head out should make sure that their vehicle is equipped and ready to cope with the wintry conditions – that means properly inflated tyres with plenty of tread, and oil, coolant and screenwash all at the right levels. Drivers should also pack a winter kit including blankets, food and drink, a torch and a shovel – and of course a fully-charged mobile phone to call for help if necessary. We’d encourage all drivers to reduce their speed and take extra care, and of course to expect their journey to take much longer than usual.

“For much of the rest of the country, it’s ice that will once again be the main thing drivers have to contend with tomorrow morning.”

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