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Forecasters warn of more snow to come

Forecasters warn of more snow to come

"It's not common for these areas to see this type of snow - it won't be the same amount we saw a few weeks ago, but it is still likely to be enough to cause some problems", he said.

A spokesperson said: "Snow showers will turn heavier later on Saturday, overnight and into Sunday morning".

This will be accompanied by 30-40 miles per hour gusts, making snow accumulations variable across the area.

Yellow "be aware" warnings for ice have been issued for England, Wales and parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland until 10am as temperatures drop widely to -3C (26.6F) overnight.

The snow and biting winds, which led to the cancellation of flights and disrupted road travel, will reduce the insect population, creating food shortages for birds and other creatures.

Travel disruption is likely, rural communities could become cut off, vehicles may be stranded and power cuts could occur, forecasters have warned.

The rail operator said: "Snow and cold weather conditions have been forecast on our network this weekend".

The lowest temperature on Saturday morning was recorded near Carter Bar on the Scotland-England border, at -2.6C.

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People are being urged to check council websites on Sunday for the latest information on whether schools will close on Monday.

Birmingham Airport is open but delays and disruption are still possible.

Richard Leonard, Highways England's head of road safety, said: "Our gritter drivers will be out treating our roads around the clock but it is still important to drive to the conditions when snow is forecast".

The Met Office has predicted snow in north-east Worcestershire on Saturday, with another downfall expected to hit Worcester on Sunday.

At London Heathrow Airport 70 flights have been cancelled, as a precaution against the freezing weather.

Gatwick airport tweeted on Sunday morning to say that travellers should check the status of their flight with their airline and allow extra time for their journey to the airport if needed. Some heavy snowfall is expected in eastern areas in particular.

We are being advised to check for any updates before travelling. Conditions on the A1 left the Durham team unable to transport its boats on their long trailers.


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