Kent Police has warned drivers to take care after they were called 100 times in a half hour period this morning.

As the 'beast from the east' mixes with Storm Emma today, roads are in a particularly hazardous condition.

Kent Police Roads Unit said this morning, March 2: "In 30 minutes we had over 100 calls to crashes all over the network with numerous road closures due to sudden ice."

This comes as the force revealed they were have been more than 150 collisions reported since midnight, more than twice the amount on a ‘normal’ day.

With more of the same predicted in terms of the weather, Chief Superintendent Mark Nottage said: "Please do not become complacent - while some of the snow has disappeared, we've had numerous reports of ice on the roads and pavements, so please take extra care."

One section of the M20 has been closed indefinitely following an eight vehicle crash including two lorries.

Motorists are being warned not to travel unless necessary, not for the first time this week.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "The Met Office has warned that further snow is possible, so people are strongly advised not to travel unless it is essential."