Prepare for temperatures to drop this evening as all major roads across the county are set to be gritted.

Lancashire County Council have said that all priority routes in East Lancashire, which include Burnley, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, and Pendle will be gritted this evening.

A spokesperson for the council said: "We have weather predictions of frost/ice and temperatures reaching below zero.

"We will apply salt to all priority routes."

The Blackburn with Darwen roads team will also be out this evening as sub zero temperatures are forecast once again.

A spokesperson for the council said: "Further action will be required this evening as it is due to be sub zero again overnight.

"Temperatures are due to recover in the following days to above zero overnight due to cloud cover."

An online gritting map with details of priority routes can be viewed on the LCC website at

Priority routes only cover a third of the highway network, and ice patches can develop on treated surfaces caused by water run-off from fields or other sources.

Ice is most likely on untreated surfaces.