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After the snow comes the ice warning for Monday's rush hour

The snowy scene on Sunday in Daventry, Northamptonshire. Photo: Amanda Hart-Caunt

After the snowy conditions over the weekend, the Met Office has issued an ice warning for Monday's rush hour.

The yellow weather warning is in effect from 4am until 11am on Monday 11 December 2017

The Met Office says that ice is expected to form on some surfaces Sunday night and into Monday morning.

Some injuries are possible from slips and falls on icy surfaces and there will probably be some icy patches on untreated roads and cycle paths.

Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer and more difficult journeys.

The frozen scene in Peterborough on Sunday. Credit: Dale Underwood

"With cold conditions and some snow lying over parts of England, as well as further rain pushing in from the southeast during the second half of the night, icy stretches are expected to form on untreated surfaces.

"At the same time some snow may fall over parts of Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.

"This is only a low impact warning with impacts much less widespread and less significant than across parts of England and Wales on Sunday."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment
The entire Anglia region is covered by the ice warning from 4am until 11am on Monday. Credit: Met Office

Highways England says it is working around the clock to keep motorways and major A-roads free from snow and ice as freezing conditions continue to grip the country.

With further snowfall forecast and temperatures set to plummet overnight, gritting teams will be working to keep routes clear.

“We are encouraging road users to drive only if it’s necessary.

“If this is not possible then plan your journey carefully, monitor weather reports and pack a snow kit of blankets, food, water and a shovel and before you set off, make sure vehicle is ready for your journey and is clear of snow.

“Anyone thinking of using the roads should be advised to keep their distance and reduce speed, because even in conditions that seem normal, and the snow is not settling, it can be slippery if ice patches have formed, or where fresh grit has not been worked into the carriageway.”

– Richard Leonard, Head of Road Safety, Highways England
Many of the region's minor roads have been covered in snow which has turned to ice. Credit: Carla Sears