Worksop could wake to first snowfall of winter

Guardian News
Guardian News

THE Worksop and Gainsborough area could see the first snowfall of the winter tonight and tomorrow morning.

Temperatures are predicted to fall well below freezing and forecasters are warning that we could wake up to a dusting of snow.

Weather forecaster Chris England said: “A band of showers spreading from north-west Scotland to north Wales and the north Midlands overnight will bring a centimetre or two of snow to the mountains, and perhaps a light dusting to lower levels of northern England later as temperatures fall to freezing and below.”

Notts County Council gritted the county’s ‘snow routes’ on Thursday night for the first time this winter.

The decision to extend the usual gritting routes followed the wet weather of recent days and a forecast of freezing temperatures.

Snow routes are those which are only usually treated in snowy conditions, but which, if treated, will offer greater assistance to drivers.