Devon drivers warned of ice as gritters treat roads

  • 21 January 2013
  • From the section Devon
Blackmoor Gate, Exmoor
Image caption Snow is still affecting some areas, such as Blackmoor Gate on Exmoor

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

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of ice for South West England, which it said is in place until Tuesday night.

Temperatures dropped to -3C (27F) in some parts on Sunday night, BBC Weather said.

Snow is still affecting some areas, with further falls expected in parts of Devon continuing into Tuesday.

'Frustrating' weekend

On Dartmoor, up to 30cm (6ins) of snow fell over the weekend, the national park authority said.

Head ranger Rob Steemson said: "A lot of the roads were closed with signs... people are unfortunately ignoring the signs and abandoning their cars to go sledging.

"The main problem areas include the road from Bovey Tracey to Hay Tor, Tavistock to Princetown and Plymouth to Princetown."

He said it had been a "frustrating" weekend and the road closure signs were there for a reason.

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