Leicestershire drivers are warned over icy roads

Car in ditch in Leicestershire
Image caption Drivers were advised to take emergency kits in case of accidents

Parts of Rutland woke up to 3in (7.5cm) of snow fall on Friday while other areas were left untouched.

Drivers across Leicestershire were told to take extra care due to ice but no routes were closed.

Leicester reported almost no snowfall and no schools were closed across the two counties.

County council officials said gritters had treated 2,500 miles of roads with 500 tonnes of salt and they would monitor the situation.

Pete Hosking, highways team manager at Leicestershire County Council, said: "We have been treating priority routes but the message to drivers on the smaller roads is 'take care'.

"We were assisted by farmers in the east of the county ploughing the roads clear and will work to make sure routes remain open."

The Met Office said temperatures were unlikely to get above freezing during Friday.

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