WILTSHIRE Council today issued a warning to motorists to take care when driving in the wintry conditions.

A spokesperson said: “Our highway crews have been working through the night as wintry conditions affect parts of Wiltshire.

“The teams were working with partner agencies dealing with snow in some parts, fallen trees and stranded vehicles.”

Heavy rainfall on Monday and Tuesday has led to surface water flooding issues in some parts and high winds have blown debris onto the roads and in some places brought trees down.

But no roads in Wiltshire have been closed at this time.

Wiltshire Council said that gritting vehicles had spread more than 400 tonnes of salt on the county’s main roads. Highways teams have also been out clearing drains and letting off surface water where possible.

With temperatures set to go down tonight and a prolonged freeze late into tomorrow morning the gritters will be salting this evening and early tomorrow.

Drivers are being warned there are likely to be icy conditions on roads tomorrow morning.

Wiltshire Council has 24 gritters available to treat the primary road network. Salt, not grit, is spread, and 11,000 tonnes is held in stock at the start of the winter season.

Weather stations are strategically placed around the county which give real time information and assist in producing accurate forecasts to ensure gritters are sent out at the right time.