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Snow And Ice Cause Further Disruption
Snow could fall on most of the UK by the weekend as the cold snap continues to bring freezing temperatures to most of the country.
Eastern areas bore the brunt of the snowfall on Tuesday with 42 schools closing in Norfolk and all planes grounded at Norwich International Airport.
A six-vehicle pile-up on the A11 left three people with injuries.
The Met Office recorded snow depths of 8cm (3in) in Norfolk and Suffolk.
The lowest temperature recorded overnight was minus 5.7C (22F) at Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands.
Most of the country was dealing with temperatures of around 0C-1C (32F-34F) with the cold snap is set to continue.
Many areas will dry out by Wednesday but there is a chance snow will return to most of Britain on Friday, with some potentially heavy falls in central and eastern areas.
Sky News weather producer Joanna Robinson said: "Tomorrow, England, Wales and eastern Scotland will be mainly dry with good sunny spells, but fog will be slow to clear, while Kent will have further snow showers.
"Elsewhere, Ireland and western Scotland will be rather dull, with rain and hill snow moving in through the day.
"It'll be near freezing over eastern Britain, milder for Ireland and the south-west."
Robinson added: "Thursday will bring the threat of further snow for parts of Wales and the Midlands.
"Friday and the weekend look bitterly cold, with snow expected in places."
The Met Office has seven yellow warnings of severe weather, namely snow, in place.
The bad weather continued to cause problems on the roads.
The AA reported 7,700 breakdowns by lunchtime, around 1,000 an hour, with East Anglia and Essex the busiest regions.
The RAC said they were expecting 16% more breakdowns than the 7,500 they would normally expect on a Tuesday in winter - meaning the figure could approach 9,000 by the end of the day.
The Highways Agency has warned motorists to take extra care on slippery and icy roads.
The agency says it has a 500-strong fleet of salt spreaders and snow ploughs on standby should there be a heavy dump of snow or heavily iced roads.
The sub-zero temperatures and increased heating bills has raised fears the number of deaths this winter could top the 24,000 in the relatively mild 2011-12 winter, the Local Government Association said.
what do you think?
Wrap up warm and drive safely all :o)
why is it that other countries have worse weather than us, but yet seem to be able to cope with winter? as I've said before, winter is not a new concept, it happens every year.........
They get it more often.who in this country keeps chains in their boot to put round our tyres.we dont really prepare very well as indviduals so the goverment here is not going to invest millions on occasional events.
I wonder if the people that spout the same old rubbish about other countries coping better have ever lived abroad. I have worked in Germany on several occasions and i can assure you that when it snows roads clog up, airports close and trains run late just as they do here.
Nice and sunny here in Bodmin.
I love Bodmin, go regularly to Ruthern valley. It would look even more lovely with some snow
Whats a matter stevie, no comment yet.your not snowed in are you.or is it the shock.
How are you are you back home.ICE HERE NO SNOW
No afraid not.turned out i was allergic to the big plaster on my back so had to have it changed.nurse threatened to take my trousers of me again this morning.and just some u.f.o.s.( unidentified food or something) anyway plotting to escape this morning.but beside that im fine.thanks very much for asking mark.oh and no snow here.
I thought this was a forum for leaving comments on current news stories not a social networking site.
Dont read it then nigel let alone comment.
If you dont like it nigel comment somewhere else.in fact ive been wondering the same thing as mark did and i personally think thats nice of him.
Nigel L we are hopeing to start up orange dateing service but short of single ladys LOL.shaun have you made it out mate
Yes on way home though freezing in a bus station at the moment.in a toilet getting warm.
Orange dating service excellent idea mark
I thought you had transport .why are you trying to get home by bus.thats thirty odd miles hes travelling home.
Jane do you know shaun other than on here ?
There was transport prebooked but it went wrong.the nurses were happy for me to go home but werent happy about me travelling home.but i said nothing was wrong with my legs and it was decided that i could discharge myself.i just felt i was taking up a hospital bed and was bored.will be home at about 9 oclock.
Yes mark we went to one of the childrens homes thats recently been highlighted in the savile abuse scandal and been pretty much in touch since.mainly through my brother recently.then i noticed a comment shaun made on here about savile and the childrens home and i realised it was the same shaun i knew.
O.M.G. it is snowing in London and on the southy softies ,worse weather since the ice age O/K in Chester sun shining brightly beautiful crisp morning .
same here on wirral--- lovely and bright--just lulling us into a false sense of security. Top up your rad with antifreeze.
Remember to spare a few crumbs for the birds.
the weather is ok. weather can be modified see suppossed uk experiments on eiscat norway, 2 ionospheric heating. russia modifies weather aswell. it is meant to be against united nations law. the karashev scale type 2 civilisation has control over planetary weather etc scale. opps all that global climate change con to tax you more and pressure you to buying green energy is proven a lie. also ppl like prince charles that get wind farm subsidy and ruling gentry with wind farms fleecing taxes from middle to top again. all a con media hype aswell.
We're in a national emergency situation. We should all stop everything at once. The position is critical and the end of the world is due on Friday. Next week's forecast will follow on Saturday.
I bet next week were all be talking about this weeks weather.lol
Sorry jane i ment it as ajoke