Published: Wed, December 13, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

United Kingdom snow: Ice warning as commuters face delays

United Kingdom snow: Ice warning as commuters face delays

Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, a "code orange" weather warning was issued for most of the country, with delays expected on roads and at airports. It will remain very cold for all areas with temperatures struggling to get above freezing for many.

"On Friday, many parts of the country can expect to see snow showers, with temperatures by day only a few degrees above freezing".

There is also the risk of up to 5cm of additional snow on higher ground in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire, but it is not expected to settle at lower levels.

"There will probably be icy stretches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths with some injuries from slips trips and falls". "Winter tyres also help drivers to keep a grip".

He said low overnight temperatures could cause black ice and urged people to drive slowly, leaving plenty of space between them and the vehicle in front.

Some roads and railways are likely to be affected, with journey times taking longer. "It's going to be treacherous driving conditions".

More than 350 schools in the West Midlands and more than 300 schools in Wales have said they will shut.

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The Government-owned company said thousands of tonnes of salt has been spread on the M5, M6, M40, M42, M69, and the A5 and A49, with gritting crews also targeting the M1.

National Rail is telling travellers to check with train operators before heading out following a day of delays.

Western Power Distribution said it had restored services in the East Midlands, South Wales and the South West, but 10,000 customers were still without supply and they would be working through the night to fix the issues.

By Monday afternoon, about 9,000 homes were still without power, including more than 6,700 in the West Midlands.

The Port of Calais was forced to close early on Monday afternoon because of the "extreme" weather.

The forecaster has extended the amber warning towards Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.

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