Heavy snow predicted in Oxford today

It’s coming

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Oxford, predicting snow from 5pm onwards.

Rain is expected until then, gradually becoming snow around 4pm.

Temperatures are thought to be dropping to zero degrees overnight as well.

Oxfordshire County Council tweeted that they have been watching the weather to judge the best time to send out gritters.

Council Spokesman Paul Smith said: “The council’s gritting team is poised to spring in to action potentially more than once if required in response to any snow and then the colder temperatures overnight.”

Adding: “Our advice to drivers is that even on gritted road surfaces, winter driving conditions can be very difficult and require due care and attention.”

Due to the yellow weather warning, rail and road travel may be disrupted and some power lines and utilities also.