Winter’s icy chokehold on Britain: Commuters face more travel chaos on roads and rail

Winter’s icy chokehold on Britain: Commuters face more travel chaos on roads and rail across the South, West and Scotland – as Met Office warns of powercuts after temperatures crashed to -6C overnight

  • Ice and snow covers large parts of the UK today after temperatures plummeted 
  • Police and the Met Office have warned drivers to take care in the icy conditions
  • Yesterday saw a huge amount of travel chaos and road traffic accidents
  • There are also several reports of disruption on the railways amid the cold snap 

The UK faces another day of ice and snow across the country as temperatures remain well below freezing across the country today, with even more traffic disruption expected on road and rail this morning.

Commuters face another day of travel chaos amid ice on the roads and heavy snowfall in places.  

Police have warned drivers to take care on the roads amid the difficult conditions, adding that there were ‘a lot of accidents’ this morning.

Temperatures plummeted to as low as -5C and -6C in parts of the country last night, with many places waking up to more frost and ice this morning. 

There have already been numerous reports of disruption to railways today as temperatures remain below freezing in many regions.  

The UK has been hit by another blast of ice and snow and temperatures plummeted last night. Pictured: Snowfall in the Midlands

The UK has been hit by another blast of ice and snow and temperatures plummeted last night. Pictured: Snowfall in the Midlands 

Temperatures dropped as low as -5C and -6C overnight, with some places waking up to heavy snowfall today. Pictured: Stoke-on-Trent

Temperatures dropped as low as -5C and -6C overnight, with some places waking up to heavy snowfall today. Pictured: Stoke-on-Trent 

Snow and ice on the roads once again this morning is expected to cause yet more travel disruption

Snow and ice on the roads once again this morning is expected to cause yet more travel disruption

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for much of the country this morning

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for much of the country this morning 

Yesterday saw a series of series road traffic accidents and road closures, including a bus carrying around 80 people being overturned in a collision in Somerset.

Places including Yorkshire and Stoke-on-Trent are seeing heavy snowfall today, causing  

The weather today is not quite as cold as it was yesterday, the chilliest day of the year so far with the lowest recorded temperature -9.8C in Topcliffe in north Yorkshire.

The Met Office has issued a number of yellow and amber weather warnings this week as the UK is hit by the freezing weather, causing travel disruption in much of the country.

Many woke up to another day of snow today following temperatures well below freezing. Pictured: Devon this morning

Many woke up to another day of snow today following temperatures well below freezing. Pictured: Devon this morning

Heavy snowfall outside Stoke-on-Trent as thousands face travel disruption in the frosty conditions

Heavy snowfall outside Stoke-on-Trent as thousands face travel disruption in the frosty conditions

Snow covers the ground in Stoke-on-Trent this morning following snowfall last night

Snow covers the ground in Stoke-on-Trent this morning following snowfall last night 

Yellow warnings are in place in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the north-west and south of England.  

It warned commuters to leave ‘extra time for any journeys that you have planned’ as many see a ‘frosty start’ to the day. 

Surrey Police said on its Twitter account: ‘This is snow joke, baby it’s cold out there.

‘Please take care on the roads, the gritters are out and about but we are dealing with a lot of accidents at the moment.’

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