Monday, 5.05pm: Temperatures are falling across a snow-blanketed Peterborough - to -6°C overnight - as icy conditions and fog are predicted.
In the city centre workers were busy clearing the snow from Cathedral Square this morning.
Traffic slowed down as many roads, which had been gritted overnight, became slushy.
Peterborough is predicted to remain dry but cloudy on Monday night and Tuesday, fog and mist patches are likely throughout Tuesday with temperatures unlikely to rise above freezing.
According to the Met Office, temperature are expected to drop to -6°C overnight, even lower in rural areas, leading to a yellow ice warning in place for Monday and Tuesday.
Treacherous rush-hour journeys to work or school are likely with icy stretches on untreated surfaces especially.
- The Highway Code are reminding drivers via Twitter: “Drivers. Before you set off remove all snow that might fall off into the path of other road users #HighwayCode rule 229”.
Related: More Highway Code tips for Driving in adverse weather conditions.
- Brown bin collections in Peterborough have been suspended for Tuesday - more bin collection information in related link below.
Householders’ Recycling Centre
“Due to the severe weather please be aware that the Householders’ Recycling Centre may need to close without prior notice.
“We apologise for any inconvenience if this is the case and will re-open the centre as quickly as possible as soon as it is safe to do so.”
The Householders’ Recycling Centre may also be forced to close slightly earlier than normal on Monday (21 January).
- If you have been affected by the snow or your event has been called off let us know: @ptkenmcerlain on Twitter.
- Are you out and about in the snow today? Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.