Overnight snow and freezing temperatures mean icy roads in parts of the country

Drivers are being warned to take extra care on the roads following freezing temperatures overnight.

Roads in parts of the Midlands and east of the country are icy following rain and some snowfall in some areas last night.

Temperatures fell to as low as minus three degrees overnight in the Midlands.

Esther O'Moore Donohoe from AA Roadwatch, says drivers should allow more time for their journey this morning.

She said: "If you're heading out to work or doing the school run this morning, make sure you allow plenty of extra time for any journey and also allow extra time to de-ice your car if necessary.

"Pouring hot water onto the window is not advised as it could weaken or crack the glass."

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