Lincolnshire

Travel advice: ‘Mini Beast from the East’ hits Lincolnshire

Snow, ice and bitter winds have once again hit Lincolnshire, leading to a number of travel issues and event cancellations.

Lincolnshire Police have advised that people do not travel unless absolutely necessary.

Road conditions

Conditions are not as severe as those which hit the county at the beginning of the month, however there have been a number of road closures from the early hours of Sunday, March 18.

In particular, there are concerns for drifting snow, making some areas impassable and leading to hazardous driving conditions.

A number of collisions have been reported to police and many have spent hours overnight helping recover stranded vehicles.

Lincolnshire Police said in a statement:

“Full details of the areas affected and the roads closed can be found on the Force Control Room Twitter account @FCR_Lincs, but at present the parts of Lincolnshire most badly affected include:

  • the A17 Leadenham bypass where two HGVs became stuck
  • Folkingham to Osbournby on the A15
  • the A158 at Edlington
  • areas of central Lincoln including Canwick Road and Lindum Hill, as well as some roads in Branston

“Roads are being treated to try and help deal with the conditions, further updates will follow as soon as available.”

Updates are being posted by the Lincolnshire Police Force Control Room on Twitter, @FCR_Lincs.

Click to view the Twitter page.

Weather warnings

A Met Office amber weather warning remains in place in Lincoln and much of Lincolnshire until 9am on Sunday, March 18.

A Met Office amber warning for snow and ice is in place until 9am.

A yellow warning for snow and ice is in force for most of the country until 10am on Monday, March 19.

Met Office forecasters said: “Strong easterly winds will lead to some temporary blizzard conditions and drifting of snow.

“Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers.

“Some delays and cancellations to rail and air travel are likely. There is a chance that some rural communities will be cut off.

“Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are expected.”