BARNSLEY Council has issued a safety warning after the Met Office revealed Barnsley could be hit by snow and freezing rain today.

A spokesman said: "Barnsley Council asks that road users and pedestrians alike take extra care as the current cold temperatures will mean that if rain or sleet falls, there is a risk of it freezing instantly on our roads and footpaths. "The council will be out gritting as usual, but if this freezing occurs, wide areas of the borough will be affected beyond the normal gritting routes, meaning extra care will be needed."

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