Slow traffic on north Northamptonshire roads as police warn drivers to take care in the snow

Roads leading into Rutland and Leicestershire are worst hit

Monday, 8th February 2021, 10:08 am
Updated Monday, 8th February 2021, 10:12 am

Driving conditions in some parts of Nothamptonshire remain tricky as the latest 'Beast from the East' blasts snow across the county and with temperatures feeling like minus 7C.

Motorists have been urged to take care on the roads in the snow with routes into Rutland and Leicestershire proving the most problematic.

Slow traffic due to snow has been reported by AA Roadwatch on the A6 between B576 Desborough Road and A14 J3 (Desborough).

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Traffic is moving slowly on the A427 from Corby to Market Harborough, as is the A508 between Kelmarsh and Market Harborough.

Rockingham Hill near Corby has once again caused drivers a hazard with cars slipping down the steep gradient and others parked at the side of the road.

For motorists travelling further afield, the A6003 has been blocked by 40 cars, lorries and buses between Preston and Uppingham with Leicestershire and Rutland 4X4 Reponse teams on the scene to help.

Northamptonshire Police's Safer Roads Team @[email protected]_SRT tweeted: "Most of the county experienced a light dusting of snow during the night and with more currently falling it makes for less than ideal driving conditions. If you have to head out on an essential journey then drive safe, slow and to the conditions you are faced with."

The Safer Roads Team are warning people to take care on the roads.

Snow showers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday could lead to daily accumulations of 2-5cm in places