DERBYSHIRE: Commuters face more snow and ice during the week

Snowing in Ripley.
Snowing in Ripley.
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SNOWFALL is expected to continue during Sunday, January 20, and into Monday, January 21, as commuters are continually being warned by the Met Office to be prepared.

Derbyshire County Council gritters were due to salt roads today, Sunday, and council snow ploughs were out over the weekend keeping main roads clear.

The winter weather is expected to push northwards across the UK with snowfall for the region overnight but conditions may improve as the week continues.

Temperatures are expected to fluctuate between minus 2 degrees centigrade and 2 degrees centigrade throughout the week.

Derbyshire Times reader Owen James helped to warn fellow readers to be prepared by reminding people on the DT Facebook site about the dreadful black ice which hit the region before Christmas.

He said: “I don’t think people are worried about what it’s like on Sunday - it’s the journey into work Monday people will be looking out for... Weeks ago just before Christmas we had temperatures of minus 5 degrees centigrade and it rained and froze over... The Market Square was like an ice rink.”

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