With weather conditions deteriorating at short notice, the RAC has urged people to work from home if possible and only travel if necessary and with some precautionary planning.
RAC Breakdown spokesperson Rod Dennis said, “Drivers must heed these uprated warnings, particularly as amber weather warnings aren’t issued lightly and point to the potential for some significant disruption on the roads.
“Those in affected areas are likely to experience significant disruption so it may be best to work from home. We’d advise those who have no choice but to drive to only do so if they’re properly prepared.
“They should make sure their vehicles are ready for the conditions – with properly inflated tyres as well as oil, coolant and screenwash all topped up. Packing an emergency winter kit is also a must, to avoid getting caught out.
“A waterproof coat and gloves, sturdy boots, as well as a warm blanket, food, drink and a mobile phone charger or power bank are all absolute necessities in this weather.”