Snow causes disruption across the district

This picture of the A361 was taken by Roger Alexander, of Badby, on Friday morning.
This picture of the A361 was taken by Roger Alexander, of Badby, on Friday morning.
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THE snowfall on Friday morning is causing disruption across the Daventry district.

Police are warning people to avoid the A361 near Badby after cars got into difficulty, causing a backlog of traffic.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “We have had a number of calls from motorists unable to traverse the hill into Badby because of the ice, and are advising people to avoid that stretch of road where possible.”

Waste collections are also progressing slowly due to the snowfall.

A Daventry District Council spokesman said: “Bin lorries have been able to collect from the majority of households, but residents who have not had their bins or boxes collected by the end of the day (Friday) are advised to put them out on Monday when they will be collected by crews, weather permitting.

Gritting fleets from Northamptonshire County Council are due to go out from 6pm to treat the precautionary network.

Much of the night will be dry and cold with air temperatures forecast to drop to minus 5C and road temperatures expected to plummet to minus 8C.

After 3am there is a growing risk of snow showers arriving from the west, with a light covering of snow expected to develop through the morning.