Severe weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office for London and the South East of England. For SW Middlesex and Surrey the following advice bulletin has been given:
“Heavy snow showers at first this evening becoming heavier and more prolonged overnight will give accumulations of 5-10cm and locally as much as 15-20cm. Some drifting snow is likely in the strong north to northeasterly wind.
The public are advised to take extra care and refer to the ‘Highways Agency’ for further advice on traffic disruption on motorways and trunk roads.”
Gritters are out in force over the borough but travel chaos is still expected for the Friday commute and this general advice for road users has been issued by the Highways Agency:
- Do not travel in severe weather unless journey is essential.
- Check local and national weather forecasts before setting out and take warm clothes, food, water, boots, a torch and spade.
- Drive with care even after roads are salt treated and keep your distance – it can take 10 times longer to stop in icy conditions.
Parents are advised to check school websites early tomorrow morning to check if they will be open. You can also get a picture of which schools are closed from the School Status page.