ICE ALERT: Severe weather warning for 4PM TODAY

Gritting teams have been treating primary and secondary routes across the county.
Gritting teams have been treating primary and secondary routes across the county.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for ice for the East Midlands.

The warning comes into force at 4pm today and lasts until midnight.

Ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces especially where showers of sleet, snow and hail occur.

1 to 2cm of snow may affect low lying areas with more over higher ground.

This may lead to the risk of disruption with difficult driving conditions and longer journey times.