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Snow: Britain Braced For First Major Fall
Commuters are braced for more travel chaos in the coming days amid warnings they could see the first significant snow fall this year.
Next week is expected to be much worse than recent days, according to Sky News weather presenter Isobel Lang.
"The weather is looking much colder next week with the potential for an icy blast from the east. This could bring some significant snow falls across eastern Britain," she said.
Friday will bring slightly better weather after a light dusting of snow sent the UK's transport system into meltdown on Wednesday.
But there could still be some transport problems due to early snow, particularly over eastern counties of England, said Lang.
The weekend should be better although there will still be icy roads and risk of wintry showers in the north on Sunday.
Wednesday night was the coldest night of winter so far, according to MeteoGroup.
As a result, Luton, Aberdeen and Stansted airports were hit by the wintry conditions along with rail routes in southern England.
While England and Wales enjoyed milder conditions on Thursday, Scotland experienced more cold temperatures and snow.
Western parts of Scotland had snow later into Wednesday night, and by mid-morning Thursday there was snow or freezing rain in most areas north of the border.
Robert Johnston, 79, was found dead near a school in Angus. It is unclear whether his death was related to the weather and police are not treating it as suspicious.
Snow and ice may also have been a factor in a Range Rover coming off the A69 near Greenhead, Northumberland and being hit by a freight train.
The crash left an 11-year-old boy critically ill.
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