Drivers are being urged by police chiefs to take extra care and go out only if absolutely necessary in Harborough this morning amid snowfall and freezing temperatures.
People are being encouraged to stay at home and warned that accidents are happening on ungritted routes as snow continues to fall while bitter temperatures stay below zero.
Motorists were being forced to crawl along busy roads like Lubenham Hill in Market Harborough as people across Harborough district woke up to a thick layer of snow blanketing roads and pavements.
Insp Siobhan Gorman, who heads up Harborough police, tweeted: “Take great care on the roads around #market Harborough.
“They have not been gritted.
“A6 and ‘McDonald’s roundabout is very slow. Please stay at home.
“There are accidents occurring.”