DRIVERS and pedestrians are being warned to watch out for icy roads and pavements this morning and the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning. 

Highways England warned drivers to beware of black ice and to take care when driving on main roads and side roads. 

All major roads are currently clear, although the A419 between Swindon and Cricklade has been blocked by an overturned vehicle.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Following the fall of yesterday’s snow, there is a lot of ice on the roads due to the extremely low temperatures overnight.

“There are lots of patches of black ice and many minor roads have yet to be reached by gritters so please proceed with extreme caution.”

There is slow-moving traffic in both directions on the A36 at Upton Lovell after temporary traffic lights failed.

The Staverton flood gates are closed because of standing water and black ice.

Staff at Kingdown School in Warminster say the school will not be open today for children whose parents are key workers.

Today is set to start cold and bright across most of Wiltshire, but forecasters have warned milder weather and the risk of flooding are just around the corner.

After snow hit large swathes of the county on Sunday, temperatures dropped to between minus 10 Centigrade and minus 12C overnight in parts of the Midlands and Wales.

After a frosty and icy start this morning, it will be a fine day with plenty of wintry sunshine and just patchy cloud, mainly this morning. A moderate westerly breeze.

It will be dry tonight with long clear spells and rather cold with a widespread and sharp frost and gentle winds.

Tomorrow, any early brightness will fade away as cloud thickens, giving way to spells of rain in the afternoon. The rain will clear away through the evening. It will be cold with gentle winds.

Wednesday will begin cloudy with the odd brighter spell in places. In the evening, patchy rain and drizzle will spread from the south-west.

The rain will clear early on Thursday, leaving a dry day with sunny spells. Overnight another band of rain will move in from the west.

Friday will turn dry for a time, however, there will be outbreaks of rain later with overcast skies.