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Motorists warned over frozen roads

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Motorists have been urged to be careful on the roads as a fresh bout of wintry weather sweeping across eastern England is set to cause treacherous driving conditions.

According to the Met Office, eastern England could experience a mix of snow, sleet and rain over the weekend - with overnight temperatures going down to as low as below 0C.

Parts of Kent and East Sussex are also likely to suffer more showers of snow, as the cold snap has been expected to remain for the next week.

Main routes could be busier than usual days as families are looking forward to make the most of half-term.

A spokesman for the AA said: "There will be a lot of people on long journeys and there will be an earlier than usual rush hour today.

"People will notice the roads will be busier than usual. We know a lot of councils are still low on grit and salt so people need to be aware of slippery conditions."

Forecaster John Hutchinson - of MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association - however said that the cold spell does not indicate the return of the heavy snow that hit parts of the south east of England this week.

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