Merseyside warned of difficult driving conditions as ICE weather warnings are issued

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Merseyside has been told to expect difficult driving conditions as ICE could form on untreated road surfaces and pavements.

Icy stretches are expected to form around 7pm Thursday night lasting to around 10am on Friday morning.

The weather waarning warns that there will probably be some ice on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths leading to some injuries from slips and falls.

In addition rain, hail, sleet and, over higher ground, snow showers will continue to push across Wales and western England with some small accumulations over the higher ground of Wales.

These may lead to some difficult driving conditions in places and some longer journey times.

A forecaster at the Met Office said: “Showers will continue pushing across Wales and western England through Thursday night and into Friday.

“With some cold air in place these will fall as a mixture of rain, sleet and hail at low levels with snow mainly above 150 m.

“Surface temperatures will readily fall on Thursday evening leading to icy stretches forming, mainly on untreated surfaces but with continuing showers some wash off is possible”.

The weather warning comes after Mersyeside experienced a very windy night, with gusts reaching 63mph in parts of the region.

Although the region was placed on a severe weather warning for wind on Wednesday, no storm was named.

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