Snow warning for drivers in Cumbria and south of Scotland

Weather warnings are in place. Credit: Met Office

Drivers in Cumbria and the south of Scotland are being warned to take care on the region's roads, as snow and ice warnings are in place overnight.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning for snow and ice, while Highways England has issued its own Amber 'be aware' alert for snow, lasting until tomorrow morning.

Highways England says in particular, higher sections of the M6 in Cumbria and trans-Pennine routes are most at risk, including the M62, M65, M66, A56, A66 and A628.

We issue severe weather alerts when there is a significant risk to vehicles using motorways and major A roads. The amber status means drivers should be prepared before setting out on journeys.

We are working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions and maintain safe roads and reliable journeys. We will have extra traffic officers and recovery vehicles to help respond to any incidents.”

– Phil Stockford, Emergency Planning Manager for Highways England