Weather warning for ICE issued on Merseyside as freezing temperatures are expected

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Birkenhead Park ducks on the frozen lake

The Met Office have issued Merseyside a severe weather warning for ICE during Friday night and into Saturday morning.

Temperatures will fall to around freezing Friday night allowing icy patches to form.

This could pose a risk to travel and drivers have been urged to take care when travelling on road untreated surfaces.

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A forecaster at the Met Office has said: “Clear skies will allow temperatures to fall widely below freezing on Friday evening.

“Particularly at risk of icy patches are roads, pavements and cycleways which are either still snow covered, where surfaces are wet from standing water.

“Please be aware of the potential for difficult travel conditions”.

The ICE risk comes as a public bus skidded off the road on Thursday due to ICY surfaces in Runcorn.

Although the region has not seen any snow so far this winter there’s a chance we could see a little sleet or snow at times next week.

During next week winds should be mainly light to moderate in strength and overnight frosts are likely.

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