Snow disrupts travel as temperatures fall

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Media caption Freezing conditions as cold spell strikes UK

Snow has triggered travel disruption in parts of the united kingdom, as temperatures plummeted overnight.

Police warned motorists to take extra care after freezing conditions led to a series of accidents over the M20 motorway in south-east Britain.

Yellow weather warnings to get snow and ice are in location for large parts of the country for the rest of the particular week.

Forecasters stated it was expected to be one of the very coldest weeks of the winter so far.

The lowest temperature recorded right away was -6C (21F), in Region Down, while it dropped to -5. 6C in Sutherland, and Northumberland.

Kent Police mentioned “heavy snowfall” had affected the particular M20 near Maidstone and situations were poor on other highways.

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Officers advised drivers in which to stay their vehicle with the engine operating if they got stuck in snowfall.

Kent Police mentioned there were two separate crashes within the space of a minute on Mon morning, just before 08: 30 GMT, when two vehicles overturned.

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Image caption Police are warning motorists to take extra care

Between 1-2cm of snowfall fell in Kent and Kent, and the Met Office has expected more this evening or tomorrow within the rest of the UK.

Temperatures are due to plunge once again overnight – and could sink as little as -11C in the Scottish Highlands upon Wednesday.

“Tonight will probably be very cold. There is a front coming into the particular North West and because we have obtained lots of cold air there is likely to be lots of snow, ” stated Met Office spokesman Martin Bowles.

He said the particular snow would reach north-west Scotland and Northern Ireland this evening, just before gradually working its way directly into north Wales and north-west Britain overnight, with some “fairly substantial” deciding of snow expected.

Image caption Snow has settled in Tunbridge Wells in south-east England

Eastern Britain can expect disruption after the Met Workplace issued a yellow warning with regard to snow and ice in the region from 15: 00 GMT on Monday until Wednesday morning.

There is also a weather caution in place for snow and ice covering Wales, Northern Ireland, most of Scotland plus northern England, from 20: 00 GMT on Monday until Wednesday afternoon.

The frosty spell is expected to last till the weekend, with milder weather along the way the following week.

Image caption As much as 3cm of snow could along with Kent

The Local Government Association said 1 ) 5 million tonnes of sodium had been stockpiled.

“Gritters will be out treating a large number of miles of roads as the huge chill bites, and councils is going to be keeping people up-to-date about weather conditions forecasts, road conditions and gritting activity, ” said transport speaker councillor Martin Tett.

He encouraged people to look out for susceptible and elderly neighbours, who may require assistance in the cold weather.

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