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Weather warning as ice expected to hit Chester roads overnight

Temperatures due to plummet below freezing throughout the region

A flood warning remains in place for the River Dee (Image: Rachel Flint)

Motorists are bracing themselves for treacherous driving conditions with ice expected to hit Chester overnight.

With temperatures expected to plummet below freezing this evening (Sunday), the Environment Agency has issued another severe weather warning for the North West.

The yellow warning for ice comes after high tide today saw water levels rise at the River Dee, and flood waters threatened homes and businesses across Cheshire.

Cheshire West and Chester Council began gritting roads across the county at 4pm today in preparation for the icy conditions.

A flood warning remains in place for businesses and properties along the River Dee, with water levels expected to continue to rise in Farndon over the next 24 hours.

Officers from the EA are said to be on site monitoring the situation, and have said that 'flood defences are now in operation' along the River Dee, from Shocklach to Chester.

Farndon, Poulton, Eccleston and Huntington are among areas on flood alert.

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