More than 200 crashes have been reported to Kent Police since Midnight as the force urges drivers to take extra care.

Over 100 weather related calls on top of the 200 plus crash call outs have been reported by police since midnight, February 27.

None of the collisions have caused serious injuries but police are warning drivers to take extra care to avoid unnecessary calls.

The Maidstone and Swale areas have been the worst affected with - with many incidents happening on the M20 over the course of the day.

Junction three on the M25 was also closed this evening following a three vehicle crash.

Chief Superintendent Nicola Faulconbridge said: "Please prepare for your journey and consider if it is absolutely necessary.

"Make sure your mirrors, windows and lights are clear from ice, frost or condensation. Also, please remove snow from the roof of your vehicle so it does not slide onto the windscreen and block your vision as you drive. Make sure you have a good view of the road all around you from the moment you set off.

"Please adapt your driving to the conditions and allow much longer for your trip. Keep your distance and avoid sudden turning, braking or acceleration."

According to the Met Office, further snow is forecast today and the temperature is expected to stay at or below freezing for the next few days.

Chief Superintendent Faulconbridge said: "If you think it is necessary to abandon your vehicle then please leave it in a safe and appropriate place.

"If you're staying at home, please keep an eye out for elderly and vulnerable – be a good neighbour and check on those in your road who may be vulnerable or more at risk from the cold weather."