WEATHER WARNING: Police issue ice warning

Met Office image of the yellow ice warning

Met Office image of the yellow ice warning

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Lancashire police is urging motorists to take care on the county’s roads after the Met Office issued a severe weather warning.

The Met Office is predicting that temperatures will fall below freezing across the North West tonight and say there is a risk of ice forming on untreated road surfaces.

The yellow warning of ice will last until 10am tomorrow and the police called on people to be aware.

Lancashire police tweeted: “Be aware. There is an ice warning for Lancashire for tonight and tomorrow morning. Please take care, especially on untreated roads.”

The Met office has also issued an ice warning for parts of Scotland, Wales, Yorkshire and the South West.

The Met office’s chief forecaster said: “Showers will become more frequent during Thursday, before becoming more isolated again overnight.

“Road temperatures will fall below zero fairly quickly during the evening over upland areas and in Scotland, that is away from windward coasts, then in other parts of the warning area after midnight, so there is a risk of ice forming on untreated surfaces.

“Also, some of the showers may be heavy enough during the evening to cause salt wash-off in some places.”