High level of collisions in Stratford area prompts warning to avoid travelling until the snow clears
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A high number of road collisions due to snow in the south of Warwickshire this morning, December 11, has prompted police to advise motorists in the Stratford area to avoid travelling if possible until the weather clears.
Overnight, parts of the county - particularly Stratford and the surrounding area, have seen snowfall - with the weather expected to continue through the morning.
Officers at the control room in Stratford quickly noticed an unusually high number of collisions on the roads in that area.
And police are now requesting that motorists in the area avoid the roads unless absolutely necessary.
A police spokesperson said: "Due to the high number of collisions in the south of Warwickshire this morning, one involving three cars at once, we are now asking motorists in the Stratford area to avoid travel unless it's imperative.
"The snow will clear soon - but being involved in a collision can have medical and financial consequences for you and your loved ones that last months, years or even a lifetime.
"If you have no other choice but to travel, please ensure you take extra caution.
"Drive slowly, leave plenty of distance between you and other vehicles, keep your revs as low as possible by staying in a high gear and do not steer, accelerate or brake harshly as this can cause your vehicle to lose grip.
"Please also be aware that snow that has been compacted by other vehicles, together with a layer of ice underneath, can be particularly risky to drive on.
"Until the roads are clearer, please ask yourself if your journey warrants putting yourself, your passengers and other road users at risk.
"For those other parts of the county which have not been affected by snow, please also remember to take extra caution in icy conditions."