Essex Police warn motorists ahead of snow forecasts

Essex Police

Essex Police - Credit: Archant

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.


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“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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