Urgent warning for drivers as Met Office issues yellow weather warning for ice

MOTORISTS are urged to drive with caution as a yellow weather warning for ice covers large areas of the UK.

The Met Office issued the alert, valid until 11 a.m., for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Northern England and Yorkshire and the Humber.

The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for the iceCredit: Alamy

Traffic Scotland has warned drivers to be careful and observe the conditions when traveling.

Sanders came out to treat roads across the country and authorities urged people to be careful.

Stirling Council tweeted: “With a yellow ice weather warning in place until 11am today, our sandblasting teams have been dealing with priority routes through Stirling.

“Please exercise caution when travelling, especially on untreated routes, and keep up to date with the latest weather and travel reports.”

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said: “Motors are urged to exercise caution today due to icy roads across Northern Ireland.

“Stopping distances increase dramatically in poor weather conditions, so slow down and allow more space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.”

Forecasters said patches of ice are likely on untreated roads, sidewalks and bike paths.

The Met Office warning said a few showers of rain, sleet and snow could still affect these areas until Monday, but ice remains the main danger.

Last week we told how Scots faced travel chaos as the country was rocked by torrential rains and floods.

Dramatic footage shared by ScotRail showed heavy rain flooding tracks at stations.

A caravan was also swept away in floods in Dumfries and Galloway, triggering a frantic search effort.

Footage showed the trailer floating down the River Nith.

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