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Met Office issues yellow alert for snow and ice across the South West this weekend

By NDJFran  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

The snow and ice warning is in place for the whole of Devon and Cornwall on both Saturday and Sunday

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The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for snow and ice in North Devon this Saturday and Sunday.

The alert for snow runs from 12pm on Saturday until 11.55pm in the evening, with the alert for ice running from 6pm on Saturday until 10am on Sunday.

It warns rain will increasingly turn to snow with the potential for 5-10cm to fall on high ground and 2-5cm on lower ground.

The sleet and snow will eventually clear southwards and temperatures are set to drop on Sunday causing surfaces to become icy.

The public are advised to be aware of dangerous driving conditions.

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  • Bangtastic  |  January 10 2013, 10:22PM

    After the mess they made of it 2/3 years ago I'm guessing they will be out early tomorrow just in case it arrives early.

  • tomgreen1234  |  January 10 2013, 8:41PM

    Looks like we are in for a week of sub zero temperatures starting on Saturday, best they have a good supply of salt or grit.

  • BrendanYoung  |  January 10 2013, 4:58PM

    Will the council do the job they are paid for and grit the roads for a change? Seeing as they charge for parking permits (to park on THEIR property), Council tax for services and road tax for road maintenance, surely they have a legally binding duty to keep them in a safe condition or face legal action for neglecting public safety and failure to keep "their" facilities (roads and parking) in a safe condition?

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  • skareggae72  |  January 10 2013, 3:42PM

    Looking at the map,if you want to avoid it head for Portland Bill !

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  • burwood  |  January 10 2013, 3:37PM

    My mistake, didn't realise there were weather alerts and weather warnings which are different?

  • e_glanfield  |  January 10 2013, 3:12PM

    Hi, the yellow-graded weather warning IS in place for the South West on Saturday and Sunday.

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  • burwood  |  January 10 2013, 2:12PM

    The yellow alert doesn't affect the southwest!

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