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Wiltshire Council have issued the following statement in relation to the expected snow later today:

highways depotWe are aware of the potential for some snow in Wiltshire later today, overnight and into tomorrow (31 January and 1 February 2019).

The MET office has issued an Amber weather warning for the very southern tip of the county until 9pm tonight (31 January). There is an additional Yellow weather warning covering all of Wiltshire and much of southern England until 1pm on Friday 1 February.

Currently snow is expected in the county late this afternoon through into the evening and overnight. At this moment there isn't too much snow forecast tomorrow in Wiltshire and the surrounding areas.

Slowly through the evening, it is expected the settling sleet/snow will slowly become mainly confined to northern areas of Avon and Somerset and Wiltshire, (especially over 100/200m) which is predicted to continue through Thursday night, before clearing early on Friday morning.

We have 24 gritters at our disposal and more than 8,000 tonnes of salt available, and our highways team will be treating the primary and secondary routes. The incident room will be open overnight should any issues arise they need to respond to.

Please expect there to be icy roads throughout the county tomorrow, particularly during the morning rush hour, and always drive to the conditions. Please ensure vehicles are fully de-iced before setting off. Roads such as those in housing estates won't be treated so please be mindful of that.