Friday, January 8, 2021

Met Office issues fresh ice alert for whole of England, The road to SNOW-where: Gridlocked drivers are trapped on blizzard

 


Met Office issues fresh ice alert for whole of England, The road to SNOW-where: Gridlocked drivers are trapped on blizzard

The road to SNOW-where: Gridlocked drivers are trapped on blizzard-hit A1 as Met Office issues fresh ice alert for whole of England after millions wake to fresh coating of white... amid fears Beast from East II will bring back 2018 chaos.

Met Office revised its forecast and spared only the South East from the yellow snow and ice weather warnings.

Temperatures will struggle to climb beyond 5C and in north of the border will plunge to -6C this morning 

Fog patches are also expected for parts of the South, while outbreaks of sleet and snow have been forecast .

Heavy snowfall was causing chaos on the roads today as cars overturned and motorways ground to a halt in the wintry weather.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice for most of the UK, sparing only parts of Scotland.  

Britons were told to remain cautious when venturing out into the hazardous conditions brought by the cold snap, which forecasters have warned could be the precursor to a dump of snow and strong winds from Siberia of the kind last seen during 2018 when the memorable Beast from the East struck.

Icy surfaces were already wreaking havoc on the roads this morning and police in Derbyshire used an image of an upturned car to warn other drivers to be careful behind the wheel.

The A1 in County Durham has been brought to a standstill with motorists enduring hour-long tailbacks because of problems caused during the snow, including a stalled truck.

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