GRITTERS will be out in force this evening as cold weather is set to hit.

Already the temperatures have plummeted to just 6c and are expected to fall even further.

According to weather reports from the BBC, it's set to snow on Saturday and Sunday is predicted to get as cold as -1c.

To make sure Barnsley's roads are clear, Barnsley Council has confirmed that gritters will hit the streets tonight.

Drivers are urged to drive safely in adverse weather.