Road users warned to be prepared for winter conditions

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With forecasters predicting the possibility of snow in the city Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service is encouraging drivers to be prepared.

A weather summary issued by the Met Office on Sunday for the south east, which includes Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes, said there was a chance of up to 2cm of snow in hilly areas and the potential for disruption to traffic.

Community safety manager Chris Bailey said: “Motorists have certainly had plenty of practice at coping with bad weather in recent years.

“By now, everyone should know that a bit of planning and preparation and a lot of care and attention can make all the difference.”

He is urging motorists to follow this advice:

Allow more time for your journey.

Listen to local and national radio for travel and weather information.

Slow down and leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front.

Check your tyres, lights, wiper blades, anti-freeze and battery, and keep windows and mirrors clear of ice and condensation.

Be prepared when travelling in snow – carry an ice-scraper, de-icer, torch, warm clothes, blanket, boots, spade, food, drink and first aid kit in your vehicle.