Snow falls across Portsmouth area

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SNOW fell across the Portsmouth area overnight.

A light flurry of snow showers left a dusting of snow, with Gosport particularly affected, but in most places it didn’t settle.

Drivers awoke to find their cars covered in a layer of snow, like those in our picture outside the 1000 Lakeside offices in Portsmouth.

Motorists are being advised to take care in the morning commute, as roads are expected to be icy.

The Met Office has forecast wintry showers throughout the day, which will start as snow and then turn to sleet and rain.

It is expected to stay cold throughout the day, with temperatures unlikely to rise above 4C.

About 5,000 tonnes of salt has been used on the county’s roads so far this winter.

Gritters were out again last night after forecasts of sub-zero temperatures, and are likely to be used during the rest of the week as the cold snap continues.

Councillor Seán Woodward, executive member for economy, transport and environment at Hampshire County Council, said: ‘If the forecast is correct, Hampshire is in for a cold week and our highways teams are preparing for some busy nights.

‘We have a good stock of salt in the barns across Hampshire, and teams will be out making sure routes are salted in time for everyone to get to work and school this week.’

Anyone with concerns about a neighbour during the cold weather can call 0300 555 138

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