Rush hour warning as '10cm' of snow forecast for Hull and East Yorkshire
A severe winter weather warning has been issued for Hull and East Yorkshire, with up to 10cm of snow expected this evening.
Patchy snow showers are forecast from late afternoon, becoming heavier as the evening progresses.
Motorists are warned to expect disruption during the Friday rush hour.
Strong winds could bring blizzard conditions and snow drifts to higher ground in the Wolds and ice will be a factor on untreated roads.
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A spokeswoman for the Met Office said: "Snow will reach Hull during the afternoon and early evening.
"We could see 2cm to 5cm falling with up to 10cm in places.
"Saturday will be more settled with temperatures up to about 3C."
Bright spells are forecast for much of the weekend, but the milder conditions will also bring heavy rain on Saturday night and Sunday morning - raising fears of localised flooding.
However, the Environment Agency has cancelled its recent flood warnings for the River Hull north of Beverley.
Gritters fitted with snow ploughs will be out in force across the county over the next 24 hours.
The snow is forecast to start at 4pm today and continue into the early hours of Saturday morning.
East Riding Council is continuing to refill salt bins and deposit salt piles for residents to use.
There are also flooding concerns for certain areas of the county.
John Skidmore, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Council, said: "Weather conditions over the weekend will be challenging, as severe winter weather gives way to milder temperatures, rain and high winds.
"The council will continue to monitor the weather closely and has put preparations in place to keep the East Riding moving during and to support our residents in the event of localised flooding, should there be a rapid thaw or heavy rainfall.
"Extra staff will be on standby at our depots and equipment, including sandbags, will be delivered to areas identified as at being at risk of flooding. The council is also working closely with town and parish councils.
"Snow, ice, rain and high winds all have the potential to make driving difficult and the council is advising motorists to only make essential journeys, allow extra time for travel and drive to the conditions."
The AA said it was gearing up for a busy day today.
Head of special operations Darron Burness said the current cold spell would go out with a bang.
He said: "It's difficult for forecasters to know the extent of the snowfall, so check the local weather and traffic reports before heading out and be prepared for possible disruption.
"Take extra care, particularly on higher ground, and allow extra time for your journey."