Travel warning issued to all Milton Keynes residents due to icy conditions

    Locals are advised to take extra care when travelling due to the dangerous icy conditions of some roads.

    The Met Office has again issued a yellow weather warning for the region that is expected to last until at least midnight tonight (24/1).

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    Snow and icy conditions are expected throughout most of Southern England, meaning there will be some possible travel delays.

    Highways England put out a statement warning travellers of the changing weather conditions, they said: “Road users intending to travel through the Midlands and southern England today are being advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before travelling.

    “Highways England in conjunction with the Met Office are monitoring the weather conditions and because of the forecast, have issued a Severe Weather Alert for snow in the East and West Midlands, South East, South West and the East of England on Sunday 24/01 between 01:00 and 23:00.

    “Road users are advised to take extra care and to allow plenty of extra journey time. In accordance with current travel guidelines please consider whether the journey is absolutely essential before travelling.

    “The latest information on road conditions on England's motorways and major trunk roads is available via our website at www.trafficengland.com. In addition, our 24/7 customer contact centre is available on 0300 123 5000 to provide assistance.”

    Ringway MK assured drivers that they were doing everything they could in order to ensure roads remained usable, as they posted on Twitter: “Our gritting team have been out overnight in MK. We are expecting some accumulation of snowfall today with potential heavy snow fall around 9am & snow showers then forecast until around 9pm. Our gritters are reloaded & ready to go again.”

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