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UK s-a… gripat !

Sursa: Dailymail

Much of Britain ground to a halt today after freezing temperatures and heavy snow forced roads to close, airports to cancel flights and hundreds of schools to shut their doors.

Across the UK, commuters faced nightmare delays after accidents and treacherous conditions on motorways resulted in multiple lane closures, leaving thousands of people stuck in traffic as they made their way to work.

The travel chaos is set to continue with an ice warning now in place for almost the whole country lasting until tomorrow morning.

More snow is forecast to fall in Scotland, northern Ireland and northern parts of England, with up to 10 centimetres north of the border.

Many holidaymakers were also left despondent today after dozens of flights were cancelled and delayed, with others missing the flights still running as cancelled pick-up bus services meant some had to walk miles to reach airports.

In Northern Ireland, more than 130 schools are closed and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said it was struggling to respond to emergency calls due to the extreme weather.

After experiencing one of their busiest days of the year yesterday, emergency services are now on full alert as treacherous driving conditions continue to plague the north west, Scotland and the Isle of Man.

Some drivers became stranded in the early hours of this morning as sections of motorways in Cumbria, including the A6 between Kendal and Shap, were shut after being badly affected by black ice.

The Met Office say much of the country will see sleet and snow this weekend with temperatures in the north of England remaining particularly low due to strong northerly winds.

A dog walker braves the icy conditions in the village of Foolow, Derbyshire - further snow is forecast over the coming days  

A car struggles up an icy track in Hill Green near Sheffield - an ice warning is now in place and will remain so until late tomorrow morning

A vehicle removes several inches of snow from a road in the village of Great Hucklow, Derbyshire today after severe overnight weather

A Land Rover is almost buried in snow in the Peak District today where a heavy overnight fall left driving impossible 

This man was not alone this morning as he faced the tiring task of shovelling the snow from his car in New Mills, Derbyshire

Extreme weather: A line of cars in Derbyshire are almost hidden by several inches of snow, which fell in the Peak District overnight

A snow plough makes its way along a road covered in snow and ice in Cumbria today, which was one of the UK's worst-affected regions

A blanket of snow covered grave stones and the ground in front of a disused church in Denholme, in West Yorkshire near Bradford 

A car snakes its way through treacherous road conditions in Belmont, near Bolton - another 2 to 5 centimetres are forecast in the region

An image take today at 12pm by Nasa's MODIS satellite shows snowfall across almost the whole of the British Isles

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