A snow warning has been issued by Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Kent Fire and Rescue Service are urging people to take care

Kent Fire and Rescue Service are urging people to take care

Further sleet and snow showers are forecast across Kent for the rest of today and tomorrow morning, prompting Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) to issue a safety warning.

KFRS is urging motorists to keep themselves safe on the roads by taking “extra care” as poor weather conditions are set lead to “slushy accumulations” in places.

Keith Pascoe, KFRS Area Manager, said: “Good visibility is vital for safe driving, so make sure you can see and be seen and that your vehicle is completely cleared before moving off.”

Emergency services are urging motorists to take care on the roads

Emergency services are urging motorists to take care on the roads

Mr Pascoe has also advised drivers to increase the distance between themselves and the vehicle in front, as well as allowing extra time for journeys and adjusting driving style to suit the road conditions.

He added: “Every year our fire crews attend hundreds of crashes on the county’s roads, rescuing drivers and their passengers, providing emergency first aid and trauma care.

“Each crash causes pain and heartache not just for the person hurt or killed but to passengers, families, friends and the emergency services who are called to assist them.”