Sussex is in line for a Thursday snow day as temperatures are set to drop dramatically.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow in the South East and London, warning that rain expected for Thursday evening will turn into sleet and snow later on in the evening.
With widespread ice quickly expected to form on exposed surfaces, there’s a warning that drivers could face challenging and dangerous conditions on the roads as skies clear later in the night.
Rail services are also expected to be affected, as well as flights in and out of Gatwick Airport.
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have urged drivers to take extra care and drive slowly on Thursday night and Friday morning as the weather worsens.
David Kemp, from the service, said the changeable conditions can make it difficult not just for motorists, but bikers and cyclists as well:
“It’s really important to take this into account before you set out and to remember our actions on the roads affect others.
“Simple things like making sure you’re seen or slowing down gives us all a better chance of arriving safely – in other words, drive to arrive.”
The service has been running a Winter Ready campaign, to raise awareness about just how dangerous the wintry weather can be.
The service also offers help to the public to reduce the amount of emergencies in tough conditions, by looking after themselves and their loved ones.
The snow warning runs from 10am to 11.55pm on Thursday.