Motorists urged to take extra care after snow hits Mansfield and Ashfield

POLICE were urging motorists to take extra care in the treacherous driving conditions on Saturday night after heavy snow hit Mansfield and Ashfield today.

The A60 and the A614 were left extremely icy after six hours’ snowfall and policed were advising motorists to only drive if absolutely necessary on Saturday night.

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said: “People are advised to stay in the comfort of their homes tonight as the snow continues to fall in Nottinghamshire.

“The snow and the low temperature is an extremely dangerous combination for drivers - our advice is to stay off the roads and only drive if it’s absolutely essential.”