Essex: Police warning ahead of forecasts for snow this week

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex: Police warning ahead of forecasts for snow this week 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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1:21pm Sun 13 Jan 13

SOMETHING2SAY says...

SNOW SNOW..QUICK QUICK SNOW
SNOW SNOW..QUICK QUICK SNOW SOMETHING2SAY

10:53pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Boris says...

Aldi have got lots of snow shovels for sale at about £8 apiece. Seems a bit overpriced to me but then I have never felt the need to buy a snow shovel.
Aldi have got lots of snow shovels for sale at about £8 apiece. Seems a bit overpriced to me but then I have never felt the need to buy a snow shovel. Boris

3:30am Mon 14 Jan 13

Phil Arthur says...

Why only take a shovel after heavy snowfall? Surely the better advice would be to monitor forecasts and take a shovel if heavy snow is in the forecast or already falling.
Why only take a shovel after heavy snowfall? Surely the better advice would be to monitor forecasts and take a shovel if heavy snow is in the forecast or already falling. Phil Arthur

2:52pm Mon 14 Jan 13

romantic says...

Problems get caused by the % of drivers who have absolutely no idea how to drive in snow. Once they get stuck and block the way, everybody else is far more likely to get blocked too. What that % is, I don´t know. Maybe 20%. But have one person blocking the road, especially halfway up a hill, and it pretty much closes that road off.

Please, if you´re not confident of driving in snow and ice, stay at home!
Problems get caused by the % of drivers who have absolutely no idea how to drive in snow. Once they get stuck and block the way, everybody else is far more likely to get blocked too. What that % is, I don´t know. Maybe 20%. But have one person blocking the road, especially halfway up a hill, and it pretty much closes that road off. Please, if you´re not confident of driving in snow and ice, stay at home! romantic

11:03pm Mon 14 Jan 13

jut1972 says...

For tomorrow when we are all **** about the roads, this will show you why.. (note the number of gritters in Chelmsford).

https://twitter.com/
jut1972/status/29095
6411842752512
For tomorrow when we are all **** about the roads, this will show you why.. (note the number of gritters in Chelmsford). https://twitter.com/ jut1972/status/29095 6411842752512 jut1972

11:06pm Mon 14 Jan 13

jut1972 says...

arrrggh stupid website editing urls!..
try this one..

twitpic.com/bvakme
arrrggh stupid website editing urls!.. try this one.. twitpic.com/bvakme jut1972

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