13:00, Thursday, 31st January 2019

North Lincolnshire Council is urging residents to take care in the snow and drive to the conditions of the road.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning for snow and ice from 1pm on Thursday 31 January to 9pm on Friday 1 February 2019.

The council’s gritting crews are on standby and will be monitoring the weather round the clock and responding to any situations that might arise.

Drive with care. To enable the salt to work effectively, it relies on traffic movements to work the salt into a solution.

When the weather is really bad, please drive carefully and follow this advice:

  • Ask yourself if your journey is really necessary; can it wait until the weather improves?
  • If you must travel, allow plenty of time and drive with care; respect other road users and stick to main roads where you can.
  • Accelerate and brake gently to avoid skidding.
  • Take extra care at junctions where road markings may not be visible.
  • If you get into trouble, especially in snow, stay with your vehicle until help arrives.
  • Make sure you and your vehicle are properly prepared.

For more details about gritting routes and how the council responds during bad weather, visit the winter service and gritting pages. For updates on weather warnings, visit the Met Office’s website.

Don’t forget to look after your health, and keep warm and well during cold weather and freezing temperatures. Check elderly neighbours, friends and relatives are OK. Advice on keeping well can be found on our website.

The council has arranged for the New Life Church on Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe, to open tonight (Wednesday 30 January) for homeless people to stay and get out of the cold. It’ll open from 7.30pm, they will provide a hot meal and shelter, and then breakfast will be provided before the church closes at 7.30am tomorrow morning.