Freezing temperatures and severe ice warning set to continue in Exeter
Freezing temperatures are due to continue this evening after snow and bitterly cold winds spelt a brisk return to winter.
Travellers battled ice, snow and icy winds in Devon yesterday, with appalling driving￼ conditions in the Westcountry, instead of welcoming the spring season.
Parts of the Westcountry woke up to a covering of snow yesterday as up to 8cm (three inches) of snow fell.
Arctic winds left temperatures feeling as bitter as -10C following a severe weather warning put in place across Devon and Cornwall.
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Today a risk of snow remains as temperatures continue to feel bitterly cold with sharp north-easterly winds.
A MET office forecaster warned that tonight will be “Another very cold night with a widespread and hard frost and some ice. Still a few wintry showers, with the risk transferring to more western areas later and a minimum temperature of -1 °C.”
A severe warning of ice is issued for Exeter until tomorrow morning with drivers warned to take care on the roads.
Forecasters said yesterday was on track as being the coldest March day since 1986 as travellers battled ice, snow and sweeping winds in the South West.
A spokesman for the RAC said the organisation was on red alert with teams with 30% more breakdowns than on a normal Monday in March, and patrols expected to have helped 10,500 stranded members by the end of the day yesterday.
In other parts of the country hundreds of drivers have been left stranded in freezing conditions for up to 12 hours and Eurostar cancelled all of its services today after severe weather overnight in France and Belgium.