Nottingham County Council has been training its staff to drive 4x4s in severe weather conditions so that they can help deliver essential services in bad weather.
Ian Wheeler, Media Officer for the council says officials realised the need for training during the harsh winter two years ago to ensure essential services were still provided such as delivering meals to the elderly.
There is a Level Three: Cold Weather Warning in place from the Met Office today. Temperatures could drop to -7 degrees tonight.
With temperatures dropping as snow is predicted to fall in the coming few days, Age UK offers advice on keeping warm.
Advice is on hand for motorists heading out in the coming days as snow and freezing temperatures threaten to cause disruption to roads.