Lincolnshire grinds to a HALT - 'MOST roads impassable' say police

Police requested help from military chiefs who deployed all-terrain vehicles to deliver urgent medical supplies and care to vulnerable people as forecasters warned of worsening conditions.

The vehicles from RAF Waddington will help ferry doctors, nurses and carers to assist those in need while the county remains in the grip of one of the worst winter storms in living memory.

Superintendent Phil Vickers said: "We put in a request for military vehicles and drivers and the first three 4x4s have arrived from RAF Waddington and we are optimistic that we might get more."

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Stranded motoristsPAMassive snowfalls have made many roads impassable

No major route is without blockage from snow. Our advice is do not travel

Lincolnshire Police

The move comes after police warned people in the county to stay indoors and only venture out if absolutely necessary.

Police chiefs tweeted: “Do not make any journeys unless absolutely necessary.

“Most roads are impassable, especially in rural locations.

“We are receiving reports that remote villages are totally cut off under 2ft of snow.”

“No major route is without blockage from snow. Our advice is do not travel.”

Snow has blocked roads in LincolnshireLINCS POLICESnow has blocked the busy A52 between Boston and Skegness in Lincolnshire

As winds picked up overnight, drifting snow caused misery for many motorists - with some parts recording accumulations up to a foot deep.

Police said the A52 had become impassable between Boston and Skegness and warned that officers would not be able to rescue stranded drivers.

The fire service said not even a snowplough was able to get through.

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