MOTORISTS have been urged to take extra care as "wintry showers" could lead to icy conditions across parts of North Wales.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice, which came into force just after 5am on Monday and will remain in place until 11am.

Areas affected include Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham.

In terms of what to expect, the organisation said there will "probably [be] some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths" resulting in "some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces."

A spokesman for the Met Office explained: "Sporadic wintry showers feeding into north Wales and parts of northwest England will lead to some icy stretches forming.


"Keep yourself and your family safe when it is icy. 

"Plan to leave the house at least five minutes earlier than normal. 

"Not needing to rush reduces your risk of accidents, slips, and falls.

"If you need to make a journey on foot, try to use pavements along main roads which are likely to be less slippery. 

"Similarly, if cycling, try and stick to main roads which are more likely to have been treated.

"Give yourself the best chance of avoiding delays by checking road conditions if driving, or bus and train timetables, amending your travel plans if necessary.

"Be prepared for weather warnings to change: when a weather warning is issued, the Met Office recommends staying up to date with the weather forecast in your area."