Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Ice warning for Hampshire drivers

Frozen fountain in Portsmouth
Image caption The fountain in Victoria Park in Portsmouth has frozen amid sub-zero temperatures

Drivers in north and east Hampshire have been warned some roads may be icy on Monday although temperatures were rising to above freezing.

The county and the Isle of Wight escaped the worst of the heavy snowfall on Saturday with no major problems reported by the emergency services.

The north of the county saw a covering and gritters worked during Sunday and into Monday.

The Met Office warned of icy patches on some untreated roads and pavements.

The yellow severe weather warning covers most of Hampshire with drivers urged to take extra care.

On Saturday night, about 1,300 homes in Kingsworthy, near Winchester, were left without power when overhead cables were brought down.

The bad weather hampered Southern Electric engineers but all homes were later reconnected on Sunday.

On Saturday, Portsmouth's home match against Hull City was cancelled due to a frozen pitch.

Hampshire County Council said it had been prepared for the cold conditions and had boosted its salt stocks.

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