Cumbernauld could see up to 10cm of snow over the next few days
Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
Published at 15:28 GMT on Sunday 20th January, 2013.
Picture is courtesy of Bill Henry.
 
CUMBERNAULD is on a yellow alert for snow, with the Met Office suggesting that up to 3cm of snow could fall in Cumbernauld over the next couple of days.
 
Frank Saunders, Met Office Chief Forecaster, said: "Although some further slight snowfalls are likely, with 1 to 2 cm of fresh snow in a few places, the focus switches to ice, with temperatures staying below zero over snow cover for many areas.
 
"The public should be aware of the risk of localised disruption to transport during this spell of wintry weather."
 
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for light snow between 3am on Monday until 9pm on Tuesday. And temperatures could reach as low as -2°C, on Thursday morning, with an average feels like temperature of -5°C between today and Thursday.
 
Steve Crosthwaite, head of the Highways Agency's National Traffic Operations Centre, said: "We advise drivers to check road conditions and the Met Office weather forecast before they set off and during severe weather to consider whether their journey is essential. They may want to delay their travel until conditions improve and to allow our winter fleet the chance to treat the roads.
 
"Our traffic officers are working round the clock to monitor the network, deal with any incidents and keep traffic moving."
Despite Met Office predictions, it is possible that more than 1-3cm of snow could fall over the next few days.
 
A North Lanarkshire Council Facebook announcement declared, earlier today: “Increased snow (2-5cm) forecast for tomorrow. In higher areas up to 8-10cm by midday. Patrolling until midnight then salting Primary routes.”
 
The best advice is the constantly keep track of the weather, dress in warm clothing and be prepared with blankets, food and drinks.
 
 
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