Snow-ice warning upgraded to status orange for several counties

Youngstown Ohio weather winter snow snowman

Youngstown Ohio weather winter snow snowman

Road users in Cumbria are being advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel tomorrow, Friday 8th December as snow and ice are forecast to hit the north west area. However, the mix of wintry showers and freezing roads could create a number of potential hazards including icy roads.

As seen in the video above, snow came to Yorkshire for the first time this winter and settled across the county.

The weather warning is in place from 4pm until 6pm on Friday as temperatures plummet to -2C.

The only county that has not received a warning is Galway.

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"Accumulations of 4 to 8cm expected, with the larger values on high ground".

Be extra careful out there, lads.

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And Ireland is bracing itself for an icy washout as weather chiefs warn of a thunder-snow cocktail as Storm Caroline blows in.

Phil Stockford, emergency planning manager at Highways England, said: "Gritters are out treating our routes around the clock, but it is still important to drive to the conditions when snow is forecast".

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"On Friday and Saturday, the snow showers could lead to snow accumulations which vary markedly across the warning area".

"Northwest winds will be strong and gusty with highest temperatures of 4C to 7C".

"Mainly dry across the south and southwest".

Lowest temperatures will be between -2 and +3 degrees Celsius.

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