Highest snow depth of 2013 recorded in Little Rissington

School sign covered in snow More than 70 schools in the county, mainly in the Forest of Dean, were shut for the day

The Met Office has recorded the highest snow depth in the UK so far in 2013 in Little Rissington, Gloucestershire.

Following further flurries in the county on Tuesday and overnight, a depth of 30cm (12in) was recorded in the Cotswold village.

The new band of snow which fell led to dozens of schools across the region being closed.

More than 70 schools in the county, mainly in the Forest of Dean, were shut for the day.

John Kay, from Gloucestershire Highways, said: "We believe we are now past the worst of the bad weather this week, which should give us the time to tackle some of the minor roads in the county, though key routes will still be the priority.

"As the road network returns to normality, we would urge people to still be prepared for further potentially icy conditions that could affect their journeys."

Bus firm Stagecoach said a number of its services were disrupted in the county and advised people to check before travelling.

Trains were unaffected to and from Gloucester railway station, but rail operator First Great Western advised passengers to also check before attempting to travel.

Flights into and out of Gloucestershire Airport were operating normally.

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