Icy temperatures expected as Cornwall set to escape worst of snow
4:00pm Thursday 17th January 2013 in News
While Camborne was officially the second hottest place in the UK today, weather experts are warning people to be on alert for freezing weather tomorrow.
Heavy snowfall has hit many parts of the UK over the past week, and while Cornwall looks set to escape the worst, chilly temperatures and rain could stiill cause problems on the roads, with the chance of snowfall on Bodmin Moor and in the east of the county.
The Met Office said: "There could be quite a bit of rain and it could be heavy at times. This, combined with strong winds, will make for difficult driving conditions through the morning on Friday and there is a risk of some localised disruption from the amount of rain that falls.
Conditions are expected to improve across the county through the afternoon."
Cornwall Fire and Rescue have also warned drivers advising them to reduce speed and to keep warm clothing and a charged mobile in their car.
For those travelling out of Cornwall, road and rail users have been warned to expect disruption and difficult driving conditions.
Devon and Cornwall Police said as a result of severe weather, with the potential for snow, expected to hit Devon and Cornwall around midnight tonight, they are taking steps withv other agencies to deal with any problems.
"With particular disruption possible in Devon asnow on higher ground, potentially causing disruption in areas such as Haldon Hill near Exeter, contingency plans have been put in place by police, Devon County Council and the Highways Agency.
First Great Western are reporting that all services are running, however keep checking our live travel and traffic updates for any changes.