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Travel disruption expected as weather warnings cover UK

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Large parts of the country have woken to snow and bitterly cold temperatures.

A farm house blanketed by overnight snow near Longdon Beck, as dawn breaks in the North Pennines.

Parts of the country have been blanketed in a layer of snow as forecasters warned of plunging temperatures and possible travel disruption.

Frequent wintry showers have pushed in overnight with the Met Office issuing yellow warnings for snow and ice across much of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Snake Pass this morning, while Dawn Hart still tucked up in bed.

Posted by Ian Hart on Monday, January 15, 2018

Gritters are out in force across Scotland with pictures on social media showing particularly difficult driving conditions on the M8 near Easterhouse.

The southern uplands of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland have also seen flurries of snow, with 1cm reported in Lough Fea, Northern Ireland, and further accumulations expected throughout the day.

Luke Miall, a forecaster at the Met Office, said: “The forecast for today is it’s likely to become a bit more wintry so we could be seeing snow for many areas, with northern and western areas seeing frequent showers.”

(PA Graphics)
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A snow and ice warning is in place for these areas, with 2cm-6cm of snow expected over the hills and 1cm-2cm in lower levels.

Mr Miall added: “It will stay cold, we will continue to feel that wind from the north west, quite gusty, so feeling bitterly cold outside today.

“There could well be some travel disruptions and, with slippery roads and pavements, there could be some treacherous conditions to contend with, so we would advise people to take extra care.”

After the snow and ice of Tuesday, showers are expected to continue into the night with wintry showers on Wednesday, especially across the north.

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