Drivers in Surrey told not to go out after heavy snow

The A217 near Tadworth Police said road conditions in Surrey were treacherous with some roads closed

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Motorists in Surrey have been advised to make journeys only if they are essential as heavy snowfall makes driving conditions hazardous.

With up to 8in (20cm) forecast for parts of the county, Surrey Police said a number of roads had been closed.

They said major routes had been gritted but conditions were treacherous.

They said in particular the A3 southbound, the A31 and the A287 had experienced major problems, with surrounding routes severely affected.

Temporary Supt Sharon Bush said: "We have already seen significant snowfall across the county and with more forecast we are urging people to only venture on to the roads if absolutely necessary.

"The conditions across the county are making any travel treacherous and we are advising people to take sensible precautions."

Rail passengers are also facing disruption, with a contingency timetable being run by South West Trains and Southern.

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