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Skegness today has seen major disruption caused across the area due to the snow and icy conditions. Also taking in to account the current road closure down Burgh Road with diversions in place.

Amber weather warnings remain in place from the Met Office.  There advice is to only travel if absolutely necessary.

Gritters make back-to-back runs as snow hits Lincolnshire 

Lincolnshire’s 43 gritters have been out twice overnight as heavy snow affects the county.

The team made their first run just after midnight and went out again at 3am. They are now gearing up for a third run.

Darrell Redford, network resilience manager, said: “This is about as tough as it gets.

“We’ve been out multiple times to clear the roads, but as soon as we’ve gritted we get hit by fresh snow.

“Our team is heading back out again and we’ve got the ploughs fitted. We’ve also called in some farmers to help with ploughing in the north of the county.

“Hills are proving particularly difficult for motorists at the moment, and we would ask lorry drivers not to risk blocking them until we’ve had a chance to get on top of things.

“If you do need to be out on the roads, please allow far more time for your journey and leave plenty of space between vehicles.”

For more information on the council’s gritting operations, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/winterweather.

You can also keep up to date with all the council services that have been disrupted by the snow on their website:

Available here: https://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/servicedisruption