From Cornwall Council:

Cornwall Council is urging residents not to travel today unless absolutely essential as freezing temperatures cause treacherous driving conditions.

The call comes as Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s critical control centre and the highways service dealt with more than 300 reports of road traffic accidents linked to ice over the weekend and Cormac’s gritting lorries are working around the clock to salt major routes throughout Cornwall.

Even roads which have been salted will be icy due to the extreme weather conditions, the council warns.

Pavements are also slippery and pedestrians should take extreme caution or remain at home where possible.

Parents of schoolchildren and college students are being asked to look out for messages from schools and colleges about possible changes to opening times and school transport disruption on Monday.

Meanwhile, Bude & Stratton Town Council has warned of icy car parks:

Whilst Bude is looking incredibly pretty this morning, please take extra care. We strongly advise you DO NOT use the car park behind the Parkhouse Centre at the moment. Our team is working on it, but it is currently an ice rink.

We have seen the Cornwall Council team out already this morning treating pavements, but many are still treacherous and it will take time to get around to gritting them all.

From Bude & Stratton Council car park

More information on road gritting in Cornwall.

Information on school closures will be listed on school websites and on the council website.

For road emergencies ring 999.