Berkshire

Berkshire snow: Met Office issues yellow ice alert

Forbury Gardens, Reading in the January snow
Image caption Forbury Gardens in Reading was a wintry scene after the weekend's snowfall

A Met Office yellow warning for ice remains in place across Berkshire following a night of freezing temperatures.

The warning means people should be aware of the conditions but the county is expected to escape heavy snowfall during Monday.

The region's ambulance service said the number of weekend emergency calls increased by 500 on the previous week.

More than 30 schools across the county remained closed after the weekend.

The Met Office forecast is for a dry and largely cloudy day, with widespread ice on untreated surfaces and the possibility of a light snow shower later.

South West Trains is again running a revised service with no trains on the Ascot to Ash Vale line.

The company said ice can form on the power line which could cause trains to stop.

It said extra trains would be added during the day if possible.

First Great Western services are running to time.

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UK forecast for 18/10/2018

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