Warning of more snow and ice overnight in Grantham

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More snow is forecast overnight in the Grantham area adding to several inches which fell last night and during the day.

Lincolnshire County Council says its gritters will be out again tonight covering the county’s main roads, but is warning motorists to remain careful when driving, even on gritted roads.

The Met Office says temperatures will drop to as low as -3 degrees overnight, but feeling more like -9 degrees, causing ice to form on roads and potentially treacherous driving conditions tomorrow. Freezing temperatures will remain on Sunday but no snow is forecast during the day.

Main roads in the town have been generally clear today, but police are asking people not to drive unless absolutely necessary. This morning a lorry jack-knifed on Occupation Road, Gonerby. The road was blocked for more than an hour before it could be removed. Traffic was struggling to drive up Harrowby Lane this morning following the overnight snowfall and had to be stopped travelling uphill by police for a while.

This afternoon’s football match between Stocksbridge Park Steels and Grantham Town was called off because of snow.