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Drivers warned ahead of cold snap
7:45am Saturday 12th January 2013 in Snow in York and North Yorkshire
With snow and icy weather forecasted to take hold this weekend, North Yorkshire Police are advising drivers to keep safe.
The cold snap is predicted to last about two weeks so drivers are urged to be prepared.
Insp Vicky Taylor said: “If your route is affected by snow or ice, the first thing you need to consider is whether or not your journey is actually necessary.
"If you have no choice and have to travel in wintry weather, it is vital to give yourself more time, take extra care and adjust your driving to the conditions.
"This could be lowering your speed, increasing braking distances and making sure lights are on even during the day. It is also vital to ensure your vehicle is well maintained and prepared for the conditions.”
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