Sheffield prepared for snowfall over the weekend says council

Sheffield Council has said it is prepared for snowfall over the weekend after the Met office issued a yellow warning for northern parts of the UK.

Lynsey Connelly, the Amey Highways Operation Manager, said gritters will be out on the roads and more than 2,000 grit bins will be available for the public to use.

The Met office has issued a yellow warning of snow and ice starting from 12.05am on Friday to 6pm on Saturday. It has said that during Friday snow showers in parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England will extend across other northern and western parts of the UK.

Two to five centimetres of snow is likely in places over the warning area with 10-20cm possible for some locations, mainly in northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, north Wales and the northwest Midlands.

“We urge people to take care if they are out and about and travelling in wintry conditions and, if driving, to drive appropriately for the conditions and allow extra time for journeys,” Ms Connelly said.