Snow alert for Kent
Kent put on weather
warning. Library pictures
Kent has been put on snow alert - with freezing conditions
forecast for the next few days.
Some snow fell in the county overnight, with flurries as far
apart as Whitstable and Medway this morning.
Forecasters are predicting it will get brighter by
lunchtime, but Greg Dewhurst from the Met Office said that
won't last long: "It certainly looks like most places will see rain
as we go into this afternoon and into the evening.
"There's a low risk that the rain will turn to sleet and
possibly into snow as we head into Tuesday morning."
Gritters have been out treating the main roads in the county,
but drivers are being told to take extra care on the
Kent Fire and Rescue has also issued advice to stay safe but
keep warm. That includes keeping portable heaters free of dust and
sweeping the chimney before starting an open fire.
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