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Roads warning as snowfall spreads to Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Media captionA total of 16 schools were closed or partially open in Ceredigion and Powys due to the weather

Motorists are being urged to take care on roads as snow spreads and is set to continue overnight.

The heaviest snow has been falling in in mid, north and west Wales for much of the day, forcing a number of schools to close.

Mid and West Wales Fire Service say strong winds have ripped the roofs off several properties in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

Council gritters are out on the roads as more snow is forecast on Wednesday.

Now the wintry showers have moved further south, with snow falling on higher ground in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

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Media captionMore snow is expected over the next 48 hours

The A477 Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire closed to high sided vehicles and a Met Office yellow "be aware" warning of snow, which was issued for most parts of Wales, will continue.

It said showers of hail, sleet and snow on Tuesday evening and overnight were likely to leave a covering of snow of 3cm to 6cm in places, especially on ground over 100m.

Icy patches are also expected on untreated surfaces.

Some 16 schools were closed or partially open in Ceredigion and Powys.

There has also been disruption on some roads with motorists being warned to take care, particularly on mountain roads.

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Image caption A car overturned on the B4560 between Crickhowell and Beaufort
Image caption Snow near Bala Lake in Gwynedd
Image caption Snow at Alltyrodyn on the A475 in Ceredigion
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Image caption Snow at Pontrhydfendigaid in Ceredigion
Image caption The market town of Tregaron in Ceredigion became a wintry scene
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Image caption Ponies in the snow
Image caption A grit spreader in the Preseli mountains, north Pembrokeshire
Image caption Snow between New Inn and Tafarn y Bwlch in north Pembrokeshire
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Media captionSnow has fallen on higher ground, including here at Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd
Image caption The B4329 near New Inn in north Pembrokeshire
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Image caption Snow in Builth Wells
Image caption A scattering of snow at Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd
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Image caption Snow at Cors Caron Nature Reserve in Ceredigion

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