Dashcam footage shows moment car loses control as forecasters warn snow will hit the North today

Shocking dashcam footage shows moment car loses control and smashes backwards into a barrier on icy motorway as forecasters warn four inches of snow will hit the North today bringing more road chaos

Video released by Highways England to warn motorists to drive safely during adverse weather conditions The vehicle collided into a Highways England vehicle in Lancashire- no one was seriously injured in the crashThe Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice with temperatures down to -12C

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This shocking dashcam footage shows the moment a car loses control on an icy motorway and skids backwards before smashing into a barrier at speed.

The dramatic video of the crash was released by Highways England to warn motorists to drive safely during adverse weather conditions – as snowfall is expected around the UK over the weekend and in to next week.

The red Nissan Micra is seen skidding backwards at speed into the central reservation along a stretch of the M61 in Lancashire in March last year.

The vehicle then collides into a Highways England vehicle, narrowly missing traffic officer Nigel Gorton who had been dealing with a different incident.

The red Nissan Micra is seen skidding backwards at speed into the central reservation along a stretch of the M61 in Lancashire in March last year. The dramatic video of the crash was released by Highways England to warn motorists to drive safely during adverse weather conditions

No one was seriously injured in the collision.

Nigel, who is a team manager at Highways England’s Samlesbury depot near Preston, said: ‘We’d had a report of a collision on the M61 so I’d been dealing with that when I spotted the car skidding out of control towards me.

‘Luckily, I was able to jump over the barrier in time but a few minutes earlier I’d been getting cones and warning signs out of my car boot, so I dread to think what would have happened if I’d still been there.

‘I’d definitely urge motorists to make sure they drive to the conditions as it takes a lot longer to stop in when the roads are icy, and any sudden manoeuvres can lead to you losing control of your vehicle.’

The footage was released to remind drivers to take care on the roads after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice.

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