RAC warns of drivers going 'snowhere' on the UK's roads

Heavy snow along the East Coast, from Scotland down to the South-East, has seen drivers going 'snowhere' in these arctic conditions.

RAC is seeing calls peak around the 2000 mark, however it seems that many motorists are heeding advice and not travelling by car where possible.

Snow-related breakdowns are on the increase however, with RAC’s fleet of 4 x 4 vehicles at their busiest.

Alan Wilcock, RAC Patrol Ambassador of the Year, said: "The snow is causing further problems on the roads across the country.  It's good that drivers are heeding advice and not travelling unless they really have to.

"If you do have to travel it's important that all snow is cleared off the car as this can be very dangerous for yourself, pedestrians and other drivers.  We're still seeing cars on the road looking like portable snow drifts which could see drivers falling foul of the law."

RAC has around 2000 patrols across the UK who can be accompanied by media to get an accurate 'view from the road.'  It also has spokespeople available in London and at its key operations centre, near Birmingham, with access to views across the M6 and RAC's busy call centre.