Snow warning for Berkshire

Published: 11 Jan 2013 14:302 comments

THE Met Office is warning people to 'be prepared' as outbreaks of rain, sleet - and even snow - move across Berkshire this weekend.

Temperatures are also predicted to fall rapidly throughout the weekend, with a risk of icy surfaces and more light snow on Sunday and Monday morning.

Accumulations of up to 2cm will be possible on higher level roads and the public should be aware of a disruption to travel.

In light of the news, South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) has urged motorists to drive safely or avoid the roads altogether.

James Keating-Wilkes, communications manager at SCAS, said: "Ensure you have sufficient fuel for your journey and that you have a mobile phone, ice-scraper, de-icer, blanket, shovel, jump leads, warning triangle, hi-viz jacket or vest, hot flask and food in the event of getting trapped.

"If you don't have to go, stay at home."

He also added that stopping distances can be up to ten times longer in ice and snow and gentle manoeuvres are preferable.

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  • JUDGE1066
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    Jan 19, 11:41
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    James Keating-Wilkes, communications manager at SCAS, said: "Ensure you have sufficient fuel for your journey and that you have a mobile phone, ice-scraper, de-icer, blanket, shovel, jump leads, warning triangle, hi-viz jacket or vest, hot flask and food in the event of getting trapped

    2cm of snow!!!!! in old money that's 0.78" for those not familiar with inches, that's slighly over 3/4 of an inch, a dusting in real terms, anyone who can't drive in those conditions should never have passed their test, having said that, this is Slough!

    Complete scaremongering, get a grip!

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  • Crowman
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    Jan 22, 23:03
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    I, upon receiving this advice, gathered all the recommended accoutrements together for my journey to our local shops.

    Unfortunately the bus driver refused to let me on the bus. I think it was the shovel, jump leads, blanket, warning triangle and hamper of food that instigated his refusal .

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