Oxfordshire snow: Temperatures to drop to minus six

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Temperatures are set to drop as low as minus six overnight across Oxfordshire as the cold snap continues.

More than 1,200 homes in Wantage have been affected by a power cut. Southern Electric engineers are on site dealing with an underground fault.

Gritters were out through the night across the county as snowfall on Sunday turned to ice.

The region's ambulance service took 500 more 999 calls than the previous weekend.

More than 40 schools closed across Oxfordshire while many opened late.

The Met Office has forecast a dry and largely cloudy day, with the risk of an odd snow flurry later.

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    Didcot shooter's selection 08:25: Ross Heaton Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

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    Risk of rain later 08:14: Holly Green BBC Weather

    Brighter and warmer than Tuesday, with early mist patches clearing to allow sunny spells.

    Holly morning weather

    A chance of a few sharp showers developing into the afternoon, perhaps giving way to more persistent rain in the far west by the evening.

    A high of 15C (59F).

    Roads looking clear 08:07: Sara Dumbell Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

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    Do keep tuned to traffic and travel updates every 15 minutes throughout the morning on BBC Radio Oxford.

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