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If you need an updated road report or additional information, call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) or go to our Traffic and travel page. (external link)

If travel can’t be put off, allow extra time for your journey. Plan to drive in the middle of the day or in daylight hours, when visibility is better and ice and snow are less likely to be on the road. Avoid driving at night when hazards rapidly multiply.

If travelling long distances, make sure you are well rested and plan where to have a break. Share the driving if possible or allow for stops every two hours.

Dress for the conditions, carry food, water, warm clothes/bedding and keep a survival kit in your vehicle in case you get stuck. Ensure your car is roadworthy and keep at least half a tank of petrol in your vehicle in case you get diverted onto another route.

Be prepared for snow and carry tyre chains that you know how to use and fit.