Posted: Wed 15th Mar 2023

North Wales Police warn of road traffic collisions due to icy roads

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2023

Flintshire is experiencing icy conditions this morning, as temperatures dip to around -2ºC.

North Wales Police have said the conditions has resulted in several road traffic collisions.

Authorities are urging drivers to take extra precautions while travelling to avoid any accidents.

Police posted on the force’s Facebook page: “We are receiving reports of road traffic collisions due to icy roads in some areas this morning – please take care on your journey!”

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice which is effective until 8.30am today. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​The public should expect potential icy patches on untreated roads, pavements, and cycle paths. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In light of the warning, individuals are encouraged to take extra care while commuting during the early morning. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Cold and wintry conditions are expected to subside later this week for most of the UK, with wet and windy weather taking their place. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Met Office Chief Forecaster Dan Suri said, “An Arctic maritime air mass has reasserted itself from the north, bringing with it another dose of snow and frosty nights for some.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Conditions will turn milder, wetter, and windier from the west as the week continues, with northern England and Scotland experiencing some snow, mainly over higher ground, on Wednesday.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

From Thursday, wet and windy weather will prevail, bringing rain and gusty winds, particularly to exposed coastal areas. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Helen Caughey warns that heavy and persistent rain may affect western and northern regions, and some areas may see over 100mm of rain. The boundary between mild and cold weather over the weekend remains uncertain. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 

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