TRANSPORT chiefs are warning motorists to be aware of weather condition this week after a snow warning was issued for parts of Hampshire.

Weather experts the Met Office say parts of the county could potentially see 'heavy snow' overnight on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Areas in the north of the county, including parts of the Winchester district, as well as Andover and Basingstoke could be affected.

They are warning of a slight chance rural communities could become cut off and a small chance that power cuts will occur.

The warning is in place from 9pm on Tuesday to noon on Wednesday.

In a tweet, Hampshire County Council urged motorists to "stay #weatheraware" and "for latest info on salting see @hantshighways".

According to the Met Office: "There could be snow, possibly heavy at times, developing overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday.

"There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel

"There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off

"There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected."

Last year, Hampshire was blanketed by snow after a combination of cold weather patterns combined over the county.

Ice-cold Siberian winds, known as the Beast from the East, buffeted the county, turning a storm from the south into a heavy layer of snow – which caused traffic chaos across Hampshire.