Northamptonshire set to be hit by snow, high winds and ice today as temperatures plummet

The Met Office has issued a snow warning for Northamptonshire, which it says is likely to cause disruption to the roads, the rail service and even power.

Thursday, 12th January 2017, 9:28 am
Updated Thursday, 12th January 2017, 9:32 am
Snow at Pitsford. The MET Office has used a yellow weather warning for tomorrow.

People travelling around the county today are also being warned to expect high winds, driving rain - and later in the evening - ice as an Arctic blast of low pressure hits Northamptonshire.

Though it remained relatively mild in the county yesterday (Wednesday), temperatures are expected to plummet today.

The MET Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow between 10am and 11.55pm tomorrow.

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Snow in Abington Street in 2014.

A statement on its website reads: "There is a chance of snow settling with disruption to road, rail and air services as well as interruptions to power supplies and other utilities - this more likely across East Anglia and south-east England."

The warning goes on to say that the snow will be mixed with bouts of heavy rain and strong winds, which are likely to hit around the evening rush-hour.

"As skies clear on Thursday night there is also potential for widespread ice to form quite rapidly on untreated surfaces," the warning concludes.

Snow in Abington Street in 2014.