Heavy Snow Slows UK

The weather forecasts on Monday were correct and then some. Heavy snow has gripped the UK with hundreds of schools being closed alongside amber warnings for all parts of the country.

The Met Office has warned of serious traffic disruptions on Wednesday.

On Tuesday four people died and dozens of flights were cancelled as heavy snow hit the UK. 17 vehicles were involved in a crash on the A120 in Essex. A further three people died in a crash in Lincolnshire while one man died in Cambridgeshire.

The heavy snow started on Monday evening and doesn’t show any sign of stopping. It was predicted that up to 15cm of snow would fall in parts of the East Midlands, the east and south-east of England and London.

An amber warning is in place between 00:30 and 10:00 GMT.

In Northumbria, a major incident was declared in Cowgate, Newcastle, when five hundred homes were left without power, during the freezing cold, after an underground electrical fire.

Scotland’s transport minister has warned of potentially ‘extreme’ weather later this week. The National Rail warned of delays to services could continue into Thursday and advised checking journeys for any changes.

We can’t stress enough to be careful when driving and stay warm. It’s like a nuclear winter out there.