Snow disruption across UK

Key points

  • Travel has been disrupted across a wide swathe of the UK following snowfall
  • Thousands of schools were closed in England, Wales and Scotland
  • A rare red Met Office warning for snow is in place for parts of Wales, meaning severe disruption is likely
  • Airports including Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Exeter, Southampton, Jersey, Belfast and London Heathrow see flights disrupted
  • There is an amber warning for Northern Ireland and much of SW and central England, and central and eastern Scotland
  • The snow is moving north-east having blanketed most of southern England and Wales on Friday morning

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Reporting:

  • Alexis Akwagyiram 
  • Chris Lansdown 
  • Nigel Pankhurst 
  • Andy Sully 

Last updated 18 January 2013

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