BREAKING NEWS: Drivers are urged to slow down on icy roads

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“Slow down and take extra care”. That is the message from Lincolnshire Police as icy conditions continued to be a problem for motorists in the Horncastle area this morning (Monday).

Temperatures plunged overnight and some roads - especially untreated surfaces in the Wolds - were said to be slippery.

Despite the conditions, it appeared the area had avoided any serious road traffic incidents.

The worst of the conditions were overnight on Boxing Day with up to three inches of snow falling, even in low lying areas.

The A158 Lincoln Road in Horncastle was reported to be “passable with care” near to Crowders Garden Centre.

There were reports of vehicles coming off the road near Low Toyton and Ruckland but there did not appear to be any serious injuries.

Several motorists reported problems on the A158 leading from Horncastle towards Spilsby and the coast.

Yesterday (Sunday) the crossroads on the A153 near Belchford were said to be “difficult” - despite being gritted by Lincolnshire County Council.

Conditions on many roads in rural areas were “testing” but it appears drives heeded wanrings from police to slow down and take care.

Temperatures were expected to stay around freezing for most of today and then dip again overnight with a prediction of more icy stretches on untreated surfaces.

Forecasters say the freezing conditions are expected to last until the New Year but temperatures should pick up later in the week.