As snow continues to fall throughout the region, many will have faced significant disruptions to their journey this morning.

National Highways South East has now announced a "severe weather alert" warning motorists of delays on the roads.

The alert comes into force at midday today (March 8) and will last until 3am tomorrow (March 9).

National Highways said: "Road users are advised to check ahead and plan for disruption to their journeys.

"Snow is forecast to move north into the South West and the South East tonight.

"Snow amounts are expected to be small but could be widespread away from immediate coastal areas, with 1-2 cm for many and up to 2-5 cm on any modest hills."

While the snow has eased in the area, a second wave is expected this afternoon and through the evening.

Any snow is expected to gradually ease after midnight.

However, motorists should still be cautious as the cold night may leave lying snow and icy stretches resulting in disruptions for the morning commute.

National Highways said motorists should expect:

  • Possible travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel
  • Some rural communities could become temporarily cut off
  • There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected
  • A chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • A chance that untreated pavements and cycle paths become impassable

The public is advised to take extra care today and plan ahead when travelling.

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