Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Icy weather prompts weather warning for drivers

The recent cold weather snap has prompted a safety message from East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.

Motorists are being urged to be aware of the sudden changes in temperature which has resulted in patches of ice on the roads.

Fire crews have called upon the help of the Highways Agency to grit certain stretches of roads, as a precautionary measure.

Lewes Borough Commander Garry Collins said:

“We are acutely aware of the dangers at this time of the year brought on by the changes in weather. Local fire crews and police were working with Tesco store in Lewes on Friday delivering key safety messages and handing out free window scrapers.

“Please ensure that you drive to the conditions as the temperatures drops during this time of the year. Part of that preparation is to ensure that your vehicle is safely de-iced prior to heading on your way. The critical thing is to moderate your speed at this time of year as the conditions deteriorate.”

Lewes Community Fire Station will be holding their annual open evening tomorrow (Wednesday 5thDecember) from 4-7pm, where they will be handing out free window scrapers to all visitors.

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