A14 down to one lane and main route into Kettering remains hazardous - with warnings of ice to come

The Met Office yellow weather warning is for snow and ice in the early hours of tomorrow morning

Sunday, 24th January 2021, 4:36 pm

Motorists have been tackling tricky driving conditions as snow continues to fall with the warning from the Met Office for snow and with temperatures set to dip will turn to ice tonight.

Northamptonshire Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit reported that the westbound A14 between Junctions 12 (Islip) and 11 (Twywell Hills and Dales) was down to one lane.

Members of the Northants Off-Roaders towed dozens of cars that had been struggling to negotiate the snow-coverd Northampton Road in Kettering

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The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for snow between 3pm and midnight and a yellow warning for ice from midnight until 11am warning that icy patches 'will likely cause some travel disruption'.

Pedestrians have also been warned of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

Northamptonshire Highways had been out in the early hours of Sunday morning gritting routes.

They said: "The crews were out at 5am to grit and will be out again later. Plenty of salt on the roads and it needs vehicles to drive over it to work effectively.

Northants Off-Roaders help motorists in Northampton Road, Kettering

"We grit 43 per cent of the network and have 20 routes. Please drive carefully and never assume a road is gritted."

The Met Office also encouraged to clear paths. They said: "Don't be put off clearing paths because you're afraid someone will get injured. Remember, people walking on snow and ice have a responsibility to be careful themselves.

"Make sure you clear the pathway safely and effectively. And don't believe the myths - it's unlikely you'll be sued or held legally responsible for any injuries if you have cleared the path carefully."

Passers-by helped push cars up the hill
Northants Police have reduced the A14 to one lane
The Rail Replacement bus service was hampered by the poor conditions
Northants Off-Roaders helped stranded motorists
4x4 owners from Northants Off-Roaders helped cars get up Northampton Road