Snow And Ice Cause Further Disruption

Further snow and transport disruption is expected across parts of Britain on Tuesday.

As much as six inches of snow has fallen on high ground overnight as a second heavier band was set to move south and east.

The weather has already led to more than 20 motorists needing to be rescued from their cars and forced one rail operator to restrict speeds and cancel services.

The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for snow on the East Midlands, eastern England, the North East and Yorkshire. Those warnings are expected to run until around 9am.

Widespread ice could also cause problems, with temperatures close to freezing.

Rail operator Greater Anglia said routes between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge, Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich would be subject to a 60mph speed limit overnight because of the snow.

Some parts of Norfolk and Lincolnshire could get a second snowfall as the weather system spins out over the North Sea overnight and back towards land again, Mr Lee added.

The rest of the country should have a dry but chilly day, but temperatures in Scotland, the North East and Eastern England will struggle to rise above zero, while London will get to around 3C (37F).

Temperatures are expected to drop further to around minus 8C (17.6F) on Wednesday night with the possibility of more light snow flurries.

Forecasters have warned the cold snap could last until Friday.

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