Keep the distance and lower your speed, because even just in problems that appear normal, and also the snow isn’t settling, it may be slippery if ice patches have created, or where fresh grit is not labored in to the carriageway.

– Nicola Maxey in the Met Office.

“Drivers should plan their journeys, monitor weather reports and pack a snow package of blankets, food, water along with a shovel.”

Motorists are now being advised to be ready before aiming on journeys on Friday after Highways England issued a serious weather alert for that North West of England and also the West Midlands as well as their major roads.

Highways England routes that appears to be impacted by the poorest conditions range from the M6, particularly between junctions 14 and 17, the A5, A49, M54, M56, A55 and also the A483.

West Midlands and Cheshire are regarded as at finest risk with showers tracking south-eastwards towards Birmingham, but motorists are now being advised to consider care on all higher level routes in the area.

– Phil Stockford, emergency planning manager at Highways England.

Phil Stockford, emergency planning manager at Highways England, stated:

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