NORTH Worcestershire is preparing for a blast of wintry weather after a yellow warning of Snow and Ice issued by the Met Office.

The County Council has 14,000 tonnes of salt housed within its depots, and the gritters have been going out all of this week to spread on the roads as the freezing temperature continues.

Snowfall is forecast across the county this evening and is due to continue overnight meaning travelling conditions on Friday morning could affect drivers and residents.

Jon Fraser, Worcestershire County Council Highways, said: "We're expecting snow to reach Worcestershire later on this evening, with temperatures remaining cold over the next few days.

"We'd urge everyone to travel with caution, taking care as some routes across the county could be treacherous."

The county is forecasted to see the heaviest and most persistent snow, while in the far north it could be limited to only a few light snow showers.

Gritters will be going out at 6pm, treating the county's primary and secondary routes. They will then return to depots to have snowploughs fitted – the teams will then be watching closely overnight and will deploy equipment as and where necessary.

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