Cornwall's roads salted to reduce ice risk

  • 20 January 2013
  • From the section Cornwall

Gritting crews in Cornwall have been out across the county to reduce the risk of ice on roads.

Cornwall Council said salt was spread on roads in northern, central and southern parts of the county early on Sunday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of ice for South West England.

Temperatures reached -4C (25F) in moorland areas on Saturday night, and were likely to dip to -2C (28F) on Sunday night, BBC Weather said.

The yellow warning of ice was in place until 11:00 GMT on Sunday, the Met Office said.

It said the warning meant people should be aware that severe weather was forecast and "should plan ahead to take account of possible travel delays or disruption and that".

A flood alert is in place after being issued by the Environment Agency for rivers in west Cornwall following heavy rain on Thursday night.

On Friday, snow was reported on Bodmin Moor and in Liskeard.

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