East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire prepares for more snow
- 18 January 2013
- From the section Humberside
Motorists and train passengers across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire are being warned of further snowfall later.
Forecasters have said the amount of snow will be variable but eastern parts of the region could see between 2-5cm and possibly 10cm on higher ground.
A Met Office yellow warning has been issued which adds there is a risk of significant travel disruption.
Councils in the region advised people to drive only if absolutely necessary.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council said its gritting teams would continue working to keep roads clear.
It said it would be refilling salt bins and depositing salt piles at strategic locations around the county for use by residents.
A spokesman for North East Lincolnshire Council said drivers had a responsibility to ensure they remained safe.
He said: "Even when roads are treated, black ice can still form and they must be cautious and drive sensibly.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust said it expected to see an increase in people seeking emergency treatment for falls and breathing difficulties.
The trust asked people to only call for an ambulance in a "genuine emergency".
David Williams, deputy director of operations at the trust, said: "We have plans in place to help us ensure we can continue to operate in the adverse conditions but ask that the public also make their own plans to ensure they don't need to call us unnecessarily for assistance.
"Our staff will be working extremely hard to get to local people who call upon us for help as quickly and as safely as possible.
"But understandably hazardous driving conditions may lead to extended drive-times meaning it might take us a little longer than normal to reach patients in the worst-hit areas."