September 29th, 2016

Met Office issues yellow warnings for snow in Bromsgrove tonight

Met Office issues yellow warnings for snow in Bromsgrove tonight Met Office issues yellow warnings for snow in Bromsgrove tonight
Updated: 7:38 pm, Jan 14, 2016

THE MET OFFICE has issued yellow warnings for snow and ice for Bromsgrove and the rest of Worcestershire.

According to the organisation, current forecasts predict snow is heading for the district, particularly on higher ground, starting about 10pm and continuing until 3am tomorrow morning (Friday).

It warns that some travel disruption is likely and there could be difficult driving conditions tomorrow morning.

Those living in South Birmingham and Rubery – especially in areas on high ground and around the Lickey Hills – woke to a small dusting of snow this morning.

Worcestershire County Council has confirmed to The Standard, in preparation for tonight’s cold weather, gritters have been out the last couple of nights gritting the main roads.

They are currently gritting secondary routes and the primary routes will be regritted this evening.

Jon Fraser from Worcestershire County Council Highways said: “It will remain clear and be getting colder this evening when the road temperatures could fall to as low as -2°C.

“Then from 8pm, we are expecting a further band of rain, sleet and snow to come over.”

He added there was a good chance it would fall as snow by the time it reaches Worcestershire, with up to 3cm expected.

But, he said, the snowfall could be as high as 6cm in areas which are 100m above ground level and up to 10cm of the white stuff could fall in areas 250m above ground level.

“For the rest of the weekend, we are not expecting anymore snow but it will remain cold and temperatures could drop as low as -4°C

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