As it happened: UK snow and rain

Key points

  • Heavy snow causes disruption to transport and schools across the UK, with rainfall bringing flooding to the south-west of England
  • Rescue teams find a body while searching for a woman at a house which partially collapsed after a landslip in Looe, Cornwall
  • Several flood warnings remain in the South West region, with Met Office warnings for snow covering much of the UK
  • More than 1,000 schools around the UK closed, while many thousands of people in Northern Ireland and Argyll are without power
  • Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Russia is postponed until 15:00 GMT on Saturday because of the weather
  • The Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria was shut down due to the conditions but later reopened

Live text

Reporting:

  • Mario Cacciottolo 
  • Jeremy Gahagan 

Last updated 23 March 2013

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