Motorways carry a third of all traffic but are our safest roads. They would be safer still if people followed the rules about using the hard shoulder.
Around one in 10 motorway fatalities occurs on the hard shoulder and accidents here tend to be most severe because of the killer combination of stationary vehicles being hit by those travelling at very high speeds.
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The "Beast from the East 2" blew into the region overnight, with some places seeing several centimetres of the white stuff.
Most places will be dry, with any snow showers dying away overnight. Very cold, risk of widespread ice.
A rather cloudy night is expected with most areas becoming dry with easterly winds continuing to slowly decrease in strength.