Treacherous conditions hit UK roads

Motorists are facing ‘treacherous’ road conditions after parts of the UK were covered with snow over the weekend.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings of snow and ice for Wales, Northern Ireland, parts of Scotland, the Midlands and south east of England, which continue into Tuesday.

The RAC has predicted 11,000 breakdowns on Monday, which is 20% higher than the seasonal norm. This follows the AA reporting a 40% increase in call-outs on Sunday after up to 30cm of snow coated parts of the country.

BBC weather forecaster Steve Cleaton said hazardous conditions would continue in the coming days, although snowfall would be less than that seen at the weekend. ‘A perishingly cold night is expected as we move through Monday evening into Tuesday, with another widespread and severe frost, and temperatures plummeting to below -10C across any snowfields,’ he said.