Berkshire

Gritters out in Berkshire after snow

Gritters fitted with snow ploughs have been out in force across Berkshire with warnings of ice on Monday morning.

The county escaped the worst of the snow overnight on Saturday, but motorists have been urged to take care.

On Sunday, BAA cancelled almost half of its flights from Heathrow Airport as it tried to minimise disruption to travellers.

The Met Office has issued a yellow ice warning for Berkshire but temperatures should rise slightly through Monday.

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A motorist, Ian McShane, wrote on Twitter on Sunday: "A great job in Hampshire and Berkshire.

"Six snow ploughs out on M3 north this morning. No problems at all."

Those planning to drive in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) have been advised to follow the council on Twitter for gritting information.

The council's winter services plan and a full list of primary and secondary gritting routes is available on the RBWM website.

People can also view which roads have been gritted on West Berkshire Council's website.

Reading Borough Council said it was fully prepared for the worst weather.

Powdered urea has been laid in the town centre to stop the snow settling, and footway snow ploughs were on standby.

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