Police issue advice for motorists as snow is forecast for the East Riding

Amber weather warning - Dangerous driving conditions possible over next 24 hours

There is an Amber weather warning for the region and the forecast between 4pm Sat 17th and 09:00am Sun 18th is as follows

Snow showers are expected to become more frequent through Saturday evening and night with icy patches also developing on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths. Strong easterly winds will lead to some temporary blizzard conditions and drifting of snow. Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers.

Humberside Police are this morning appealing to drivers to consider if their journey is absolutely necessary and if they do take to the roads please take extra care.

The forecast is for ice and snow which will cause driving conditions to be dangerous.

If you plan to travel outside our area make sure you are well prepared and do not get into your car without making sure you are equipped for all weather conditions.

Please, please…

SLOW DOWN

And…

ALLOW EXTRA SPACE BETWEEN YOU AND THE CAR IN FRONT

You can help yourself get ready for driving in winter. Follow our tips below:

Plan ahead for any travel you do this weekend.
Keep up-to-date with weather conditions locally through the Met Office or BBC or listen to your local radio stations
Make sure you have plenty of fuel in the tank –if you are held up in delays or tailbacks and have to turn off your engine to save fuel could leave you in danger of hypothermia.
Make sure you have a provisions box. This should include: a torch; a blanket and warm clothes; food and drink; first-aid kit; spade; warning triangle; and high-visibility vest.
Always take a well-charged phone in case of emergencies, but NEVER be tempted to use it when driving.
Make sure there is anti-freeze in your radiator and windscreen washer bottle. Keeping an ice-scraper and de-icer in your vehicle at all times in winter.
Regularly check tyres to ensure they’re in good condition and have a tread depth of at least 3mm to be safe in the wet.
Make sure your vehicle is well-maintained through an up-to-date MOT, regular service, and regular walk-round checks by you.

We are not going to preach to people so if you want more information about driving in winter go to the Brake website.

All emergency services are expected be busy this weekend due o the weather and as such response times to all incidents may be affected. If you call our 101 or 999 numbers we will be prioritising your calls and will deploy to those most in need. Do not call the police if it is not a policing matter. Call 999 only if there is a risk to life or there is a crime in progress.

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