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Essex: Police warning ahead of forecasts for snow this week
Police are warning motorists to take care ahead of Met Office forecasts for snow.
The county is currently on a yellow warning, which means residents should be prepared for bad weather.
Police are advising motorists to check their tyre pressure, ensure their anti-freeze is topped up and make sure their wiper blades are working.
They have also advised people to keep a blanket in the car if they are planning a long journey and to carry a shovel if they plan to go out after heavy snowfall.
Chief Inspector Justin Smith, said: "Hopefully the weather won’t be too bad this week but the advice is still to make sure your vehicle is winter ready, give it a once over check and that you have plenty of fuel.
"Remember that the roads can be very icy and you need to drive cautiously, reducing your speed and allowing extra time to brake.”
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