As freezing temperatures are set to hit Dorset the county's roads are set to be treated for ice.

Dorset Council has released its latest gritting information as temperatures are set to plummet this evening (Saturday, March 2).

Dorchester is set to see freezing conditions with zero degrees expected into the early hours of Sunday, March 3. 

Weymouth will be slightly warmer with 1 degree expected, according to the Met Office.

Further north, Sherborne is expecting to drop to zero at 2am, and in Gillingham temperatures will drop to freezing at midnight. 

The council will therefore be sending its fleet of gritters out on to the roads this evening to treat the roads as ice is expected to form overnight.

Dorset Echo: Map of Dorset roads being gritted on Saturday, March 3 at 7pmMap of Dorset roads being gritted on Saturday, March 3 at 7pm (Image: Dorset Council)

The areas in west and north Dorset that will be treated on Saturday, March 2 at 7:00pm are listed below:

  • Blackmore
  • Bridport north
  • Coast Road
  • Dorchester Town & east
  • Dorchester north
  • Dorchester south
  • Gillingham loops
  • Marshwood Vale
  • Piddle Valley & Cerne Giant
  • Shaftesbury south
  • Sherborne Town
  • The Winterbornes
  • Weymouth main roads & Portland
  • Weymouth neighbourhoods