Snow and ice weather warning lifted for Dorset

A view of Brownsea with the sea frozen
Image caption The sea near Sandbanks in Dorset was part-frozen on Saturday morning

A severe weather warning for icy roads has been lifted in Dorset following the weekend's freezing temperatures.

Snow and ice made roads in the north of the county "treacherous" on Sunday, with a number of crashes reported.

But the southern part largely escaped snow overnight on Saturday although drivers were given warnings about ice.

Bournemouth Borough Council said it would be gritting roads from 19:00 GMT on Monday as temperatures are expected to dip to zero overnight.

On Sunday, police said some roads in northern areas were only passable with 4x4 vehicles after a number of minor-injury road crashes were reported.

On Saturday, the severe cold led to the sea freezing near to coast in Dorset's Sandbanks resort.

The AFC Bournemouth and Exeter City match also had to be rescheduled for Tuesday as the pitch at the Seward Stadium was frozen.

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