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Drivers urged to take extra care on icy roads

Widespread ice is forecast across the region tonight (Thursday) leading to very difficult driving conditions overnight and on Friday morning.

Weather warning

Strong winds are also predicted and snow is likely in some parts.

Drivers are urged to take extra care, particularly during tomorrow's rush hour. They should ensure their front and rear windscreens are properly de-iced, avoid driving too close to the vehicle in front and allow extra time for their journeys.

Group Commander Karl Bowden, from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We are urging people to allow extra time when travelling, particularly tomorrow morning, and to ensure all ice and any snow is cleared from cars before setting off.

"Even by late morning tomorrow, icy road conditions could remain where the sun has not managed to thaw the ice on the more remote, sheltered roads, so leave extra distance too between yourself and the vehicle in front and reduce your speed."

Cambridgeshire County Council will be carrying out gritting across the county later this afternoon and at 3am tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, a flood alert remains in place for the River Nene tomorrow (Friday). It is due to a combination of high spring tides and stormy conditions, with a tidal surge coming down the East Coast.

Article added January 12, 2017