Police working non-stop to free drivers trapped on icy roads as the heaviest snowfall for almost three years hit Harborough

Patrol officers were out and about all day and last night as motorists caught out by the snow

Monday, 25th January 2021, 11:20 am
Updated Monday, 25th January 2021, 11:23 am

Police crews have been working non-stop to free drivers trapped on dangerous icy roads as the heaviest snowfall for almost three years hit Harborough yesterday (Sunday).

Patrol officers were out and about all day and last night as motorists caught out by the snow got stuck on twisting country roads and hilly routes across the district.

One particular blackspot was the busy A427 Market Harborough to Corby road as drivers got bogged down near Dingley last night as temperatures plunged below zero.

Other victims had to be rescued on the main A47 near Houghton on the Hill and on the B6047 Market Harborough to Melton Mowbray road.

Up to four inches of snow blanketed Harborough yesterday, the heaviest fall in the region since the winter of 2017-18, with much of it settling.

And the thermometer plummeted well below freezing again last night, making roads especially icy and treacherous for early morning commuters today.

Leicestershire Police have been urging people in Harborough to stay at home unless their journeys are critical.

“Please stay at home.

“Avoid travel - roads are very icy and dangerous at present , please stay at home and save lives,” tweeted police.

“Essential travel only.

“Please ensure lockdown rules are followed and only essential journeys are undertaken. “Stay Safe.”