Motorists are being urged to take care on the roads as snow begins to fall this morning.

North Wales Police said they had received a large number of reports of road traffic collisions (RTC) due to ice on the road.

Traffic Wales said the A55 had also been affected by the cold conditions.

Traffic Wales, in a post on Twitter, said: "Weather conditions are worsening in parts of the A55 and congestion is building up in parts.

"Drive with care and pay attention to the changing road and weather conditions."

With wintry showers predicted over the coming days, Denbighshire County Council is urging people to be take care and to also keep an eye on their elderly relatives, neighbours and friends.

The Met Office issued a weather warning on Tuesday for ice in North Wales with the potential for wintry showers for the rest of the day.

The cold weather is expected to last until the end of the week when slightly milder weather is predicted.

Further cold weather is then predicted for next week.

Denbighshire County Council said they are monitoring monitoring weather forecasts and gritting teams have been working and are on stand-by to deal with the freezing temperatures.

Councillor Brian Jones, cabinet lead member for highways, planning and sustainable travel, said: “We have teams of staff who work around the clock to monitor the potential for severe weather and will deploy teams to grit the county’s roads whenever the temperatures drop near the freezing point.

“We would urge people to take extra care If they are driving in any snow or icy conditions and to follow any advice issued by the authorities."

Meanwhile, the council is asking the public to keep an eye on any elderly and vulnerable friends, neighbours and relatives.

Councillor Bobby Feeley, cabinet lead member for health and well-being, said: “If people have neighbours, friends or relatives that are unwell, they are encouraged to visit, making sure they have everything they need and to offer help with any daily tasks such as shopping.

"It is also important to check they are eating properly and keeping their property warm.

“You may be their only visitor they so they will appreciate your kindness and consideration.  

"The severe weather is getting closer and is likely to last over the coming days, so we want to make sure people do not feel vulnerable or isolated.

“Showing care and compassion towards the elderly or vulnerable will really make a difference to their quality of life”.

If you have any concerns about a vulnerable person, please call the single point of access, on  0300 456 1000, or for out of hours, the emergency duty team, on 0345 053 3116.