Cornwall

Warning as sleet, snow and ice forecast for Cornwall

Snow in Bodmin
Image caption Snow caused some disruption in parts of Cornwall on Thursday

A warning about more snow and ice has been issued for Cornwall.

The Met Office has a severe weather warning in place and wintry showers of rain, sleet and snow are forecast overnight and into the weekend.

It said widespread icy stretches were expected on untreated surfaces until 1100 GMT on Saturday. Motorists have been told to take extreme care.

Snow has been reported falling in parts of north Cornwall, including Bude, Stratton and parts of Bodmin Moor.

On the A30 from Okehampton in Devon heading towards Bodmin on Friday afternoon, traffic was single-file due to the conditions.

Conditions on the A30 at Temple were also described as "hazardous" by some drivers in the evening because of snow and ice.

Snow ploughs and gritters have been working to keep the road open.

Gritters were out overnight but Peter Tatlow, from Cornwall Council highways, said ice could still form on treated roads.

The council said it had been training town and parish council workers in the use of grit bins sited around Cornwall.

It said the work, with more than 60 people, was to ensure that the rock salt stored in yellow bins by the roadside was used to the maximum benefit of residents.

Snow fell in parts of the county on Thursday, causing some travel disruption and reduced services at a few schools and day centres.

Cornwall Council has set up a dedicated snow webpage with information for residents.

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