A cyclist trying to ride home in the snow. Photo by Denise Jans on Unsplash

Snow warning

Highways England has issued a severe weather warning to road users in the North East of England, Midlands and the East of England. They are being advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before travelling on Tuesday 27th February. This is due to there being forecasts of significant levels of snow.

A band of snow is expected to affect parts of the network through Tuesday morning. The snow is expected to come into the north east through the very early hours of the morning, affecting the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. It will gradually progressing south west towards Birmingham and the West Midlands conurbation, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. It is forecast to fall at all altitudes including sea-level.

Areas are likely see 2 to 4 cm with some roads potentially seeing 5 to 10 cm of snow in just a few hours (most likely across South East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire).

Strong winds may lead to some drifting of snow and a severe wind chill is likely. As the snow tracks to the south west, it will lessen in intensity and become more showery in nature.

Ensure that you keep up to date

Highways England is working closely with the Met Office monitoring the latest weather conditions with snow expected to affect the road network during Tuesday.

The latest information on road conditions on England’s motorways and major trunk roads is available via its website or visiting its regional twitter feeds via @HighwaysEngland.

In addition, Highways England’s 24/7 customer contact centre is available on 0300 123 5000 to provide assistance.

Further information on weather conditions can be obtained by visiting the Met Office or monitoring local and national radio and media.