Gritters have been taking to the roads this evening as a new weather warning has been issued for ice.

The Met Office predicts temperatures will plunge below freezing overnight with concerns about widespread ice.

It comes after flurries of snow were recorded around the county with some areas freezing over.

Temperatures will feel as low as -4C with a yellow warning for ice is in place until 3am on Tuesday.

Reading Chronicle: Scenes in Berkshire on Monday night as gritters prepare to make the county's roads safe following a

Reading Chronicle: A spokesperson from the Met Office said: “Parts of southern Britain are likely to see some snow showers during Monday afternoon and the first part of the night.

“Most places will see little or no lying snow, but 1-2 cm may settle in one or two places, mostly over high ground.

“In addition, some icy surfaces are possible for a time.”

Residents can expect some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements, and cycle paths.

Injuries may occur from slips and falls on these surfaces.

The whole of Berkshire is affected by the weather warning, along with neighbouring counties Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire.

Motorists are advised to be cautious on the roads. 

Met Office advice for driving when conditions are icy:

"Avoid travel if possible"

"If you must drive check the Highway Code for advice on driving in ice and snowy weather. A summary of the advice is: Take care around gritters. Don't be tempted to overtake. Slow down - it can take 10 times longer to stop in snowy or icy conditions, so allow extra room. Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin.

"Manoeuvre gently and avoid harsh braking and acceleration. If you start to skid, gently ease off the accelerator and avoid braking. If braking is necessary, pump the brakes don't slam them on. If you get stuck, stay with your car and tie something brightly coloured to your aerial

"If you go outside wear several layers of clothing and keep dry to prevent loss of body heat. Watch out for signs of hypothermia - uncontrollable shivering, slow/slurred speech, memory lapse and drowsiness and frostbite - loss of feeling in and pale appearance of fingers, toes, nose and ear lobes. Keep moving your arms and legs to help the blood circulate

"Be aware of black ice. It isn't always visible and so can be an even greater hazard for both motorists and pedestrians. Black ice may be formed when rain or drizzle fall on a road surface which is at a temperature below zero."