UK snow: Travel to be disrupted as more snow forecast
- 19 January 2013
- From the section UK
More snow is set to cause travel disruption across the UK, after the Met Office issued a yellow 'be aware' ice warning across much of the country.
It says Northern Ireland, parts of Scotland, north-east England and Yorkshire and Humber will be affected by ice and also snow in some places.
And heavier snowfalls are predicted for south-east England later.
The flight schedule at Heathrow Airport for Sunday will be reduced by 20%, after travellers suffered heavy delays.
The AA has warned drivers to take extra care.
In other developments:
- Weather warnings remain in place across Scotland as snow, sleet and ice is expected in parts
- A 16-year-old fell 150ft down an embankment in a sledging accident at Blackford Hill in Edinburgh, escaping with only a broken leg
- Motorists are being warned of icy roads after plunging temperatures froze heavy snow that fell across Wales on Friday
- In Northern Ireland, 150 homes are still without power, down from 2,400 overnight, as a result of the severe weather
- Some major roads are being affected by snow, with the M48 Severn Bridge, in Monmouthshire closed, BBC travel reports
- Eurostar services are operating with speed restrictions until Sunday because of snow and ice in England and France
- A number of football matches were postponed in England, including six matches in League One, eight in League Two and six matches in Scotland. Big race meetings at Ascot and Haydock were also called off
BBC weather forecaster Helen Willetts said there would be some snow in the north-east of England and eastern Scotland on Saturday, with a severe frost across the country overnight into Sunday.
There will be snow in the south-east and the east of England on Sunday, pushing into north-east England later in the day. At least two to five centimetres of snow is expected, she added.
And more snow is expected on Sunday night going into Monday, in the south-east and eastern side of England.
Friday's snowfall reached 26cm (10in) in Sennybridge, in Powys, while elsewhere there was 16cm in Filton, near Bristol, 12cm in Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, and 10cm in Nottingham, according to the BBC Weather Centre.