May 24 2013 Latest news:
Friday, January 18, 2013
MOTORISTS are urged to take extra care when driving in the snow this weekend.
Cambridgeshire Police and the East of England Ambulance Service have asked motorists to drive sensibly in the treacherous conditions and think twice about making non-essential journeys.
Sergeant Gordon Murray, of Cambridgeshire Police, said: “With the current weather conditions it is important people allow plenty of time for their journey and drive to the conditions of the road.”
Motorists are advised to ensure windows are fully de-iced and clear before setting off and make sure lights and number plates are free from snow and ice and clearly visible.
It is recommended to check your tyres are in a good condition before setting off. carry a blanket and shovel in your car and allow plenty of time for your journey.
The East of England Ambulance Service has asked people to look in on neighbours, particularly if they are elderly or living alone, since they are often the ones in most need at this time of year.
You should check you have enough heating oil or meter credit if necessary, keep medicines stocked up and make sure you have grit and salt.