Dreaming of a white Christmas? Well suddenly the odds have just been cut from 6-1 to 3-1

PUBLISHED: 15:20 17 December 2009 | UPDATED: 09:25 02 June 2010

POLICE in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk tonight urged motorists to take extra care when travelling throughout the county tonight and tomorrow (December 17 and 18) as more snow is expected. The warning came today as it was revealed that bookies have slashed

POLICE in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk tonight urged motorists to take extra care when travelling throughout the county tonight and tomorrow (December 17 and 18) as more snow is expected.

The warning came today as it was revealed that bookies have slashed the odds of it being a White Christmas to 3-1. Just 48 hours ago you could have got odds of 6-1.

Meanwhile police issued the following advice to drivers as weather conditions are expected to deteriorate overnight making driving conditions more hazardous.

Police are advising motorists to:

Make sure all your car lights are working and you have no failed bulbs. Ensure that dirt, salt and snow is cleared away from light fixtures.

Always ensure all windows are fully cleared of snow, frost and condensation before setting off on a journey - it is illegal to drive with obscured vision.

Also clear snow from the top of the car as this can fall down and obscure your windscreen while you are driving.

Keep windscreen washer fluid topped up as windscreens quickly become dirty from traffic spray and salt from the roads.

Make sure you have sufficient fuel for your journey. Keep the fuel tank topped up.

Give yourself extra time for your journey and drive at a constant speed. Accept your journey will take longer and don't take risks.

Take a mobile telephone with you and make sure it is fully charged. Carry a mobile charger in the car.

If you get stuck in the snow stay with your car, but in an emergency if you do need to leave it, park it out of the main traffic route, where it won't cause an obstruction when conditions ease.

Leave a contact number on the inside of the windscreen and return to your car at the first opportunity you have.


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