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Councils warn drivers to check roads before travelling

Local councils are warning drivers to check road conditions before travelling Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

As millions of holidaymakers prepare for the long weekend, motorists are being urged by the Local Government Association to check on the latest weather and roads information before they set off.

Councils are receiving up-to-the-minute weather updates and will be treating up to 80,000 miles of main roads where ice and snow is forecast.

Cllr Peter Box, Chair of the LGA’s Economy and Transport Board, said:

“Our gritting and ploughing teams have been working flat out over the past week and will continue to do so in areas where snow and ice is forecast. The worst of the snow seems to be over for the moment but driving conditions can still be treacherous."

Power cut leaves 2,500 in the dark

Around 2,500 people lost power yesterday and early this morning after a section of overhead power cables came down in the Wymondham and Long Stratton area.

UK Power Networks are still working to repair power supplies to 511 customers in the Silfield area.

The cables came down around 4.20am today but yesterday in Long Stratton another cable fault caused more problems including cuts and flickering lights.

UK Power Networks say this damaged another cable on the network supplying villages in the Wymondham area. Engineers are currently out in Norfolk trying to fix the problems.



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