WATCH: Snow shower hits Portsmouth this afternoon

SNOW is falling in Portsmouth after light flurries have hit the city over the past few days.

Tuesday, 27th February 2018, 1:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th February 2018, 2:59 pm
Light snow pictured on Outram Road, in Southsea today. Picture: Tristan Parry

Temperatures have barely been above freezing this week with snow forecast to reach the area on Thursday.

But the city has seen some early falls of snow showers this afternoon.

The snow could be from the nicknamed ‘Beast from the East’, an icy weather front from Siberia.

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Portsmouth City Council will be having the gritters on standby ready to clear main roads and bus routes.

The winter maintenance plan has been implemented following a cold weather warning from the Met Office.

In the case of heavy snowfall, once priority roads have been cleared, Colas will try to manually or mechanically clear other roads.

Councillor Simon Bosher, cabinet member for transport, said: ‘We are expecting a very cold weather so are preparing for this by following our winter maintenance plan and starting to grit the roads.

Light snow pictured on Outram Road, in Southsea today. Picture: Tristan Parry

‘I would urge drivers to take these conditions into account and drive safely.’

Light snow pictured on Outram Road, in Southsea today. Picture: Tristan Parry