UK snow: Map of worst-affected areas
Heavy snow has been falling across parts of the UK, causing travel disruption, power cuts and thousands of schools to close. Explore the map to see where the Met Office has issued warnings and to see images and video reports from BBC correspondents across the country.
All flights before midday from Bristol Airport were cancelled, and there have been delays on the roads around the city and south Gloucestershire after snow fell overnight. The video shows how snowfall has hindered motorists on Bristol’s roads (no commentary on video).
The Met Office issued a red alert for parts of South Wales, where snow has caused major disruption. More than 1,000 schools have closed and thousands of people have been left without power. Roads are treacherous and Cardiff Airport has been closed.
In West Somerset, up to 7ins (18cm) of snow fell overnight. The council warned that it was having trouble keeping some roads open and the police said that drivers should not travel. Here Tim Shallcross from the Institute of Advanced Motorists advises drivers on how best to cope with the wintery conditions.
More than 300 schools were closed in Norfolk after snow hit the county overnight. Rail services were also affected by the weather, with trains between Norfolk and London subject to delays and cancellation. Norwich Airport reopened, but some flights were cancelled.
Warnings of travel disruption have been issued in the capital and Heathrow Airport cancelled more than 100 flights. Some train operators are running revised services and drivers have been advised to allow extra time for journeys. Contingency plans for Tube services have also been put in place ahead of possible disruption.
More snow was expected to fall in the Midlands throughout Friday. Many schools in the region have been shut. Birmingham Airport was closed and icy roads were a problem in Leicestershire.
Temperatures dipped as low as -3C on Friday lunchtime and were expected to stay below freezing throughout the day. More than 100 schools closed as snow fell across the county.
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