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Ice warning issued for Kent by Met Office

A warning for ice has been issued for Kent by the Met Office.

People are being warned to expect icy patches and wintry showers affecting some areas tomorrow (Monday) morning, leading to potentially slower journeys.

Time to stock up on de-icer?
Time to stock up on de-icer?

The warning has been issued for London and South East England, including Kent, from 4am to 10am.

A spokesman said: “A mix of sleet and snow showers will move in from the east later on Sunday night along with temperatures near zero.

“Given these wintry showers, and also wet surfaces after recent wet weather, some icy patches are likely on untreated surfaces.

“Additionally a few of the snow showers could turn quite heavy; these probably only affecting a narrow zone but a few places could see 1-3 cm, mainly over the north Downs and on grassy surfaces.

“Keep yourself and your family safe when it is icy, or small amounts of snow have fallen. Plan to leave the house at least five minutes earlier than normal. Not needing to rush reduces your risk of accidents, slips, and falls.

“If you need to make a journey on foot, try to use pavements alongside main roads which are likely to be less slippery. Similarly, if cycling, try to stick to main roads, which are more likely to have been treated.

“Be prepared for weather warnings to change.”

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