Britain woke up to crippling chaos today as a thick layer of snow fell across the whole country, from Aberdeen to London, for more than 12 hours, marking England’s heaviest snowfall so far during this winter. The southern part of the country, often undisturbed by weather chaos, is currently hit by two warnings issued by the Met Office. The amber warning covered the areas surrounding Oxford, Reading, Woking and Basingstoke. It came into force at 4.20am this morning and will last until 11am.
The Met office warned people should expect “travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers”.
It adds: “Some delays and cancellations to rail are likely, and perhaps air travel.
“There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off.
“Power cuts are likely and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.”
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UK SNOW: The Met Office issued three weather warnings (Image: MET OFFICE/SWNS)
The rest of southern Britain is hit by a yellow warning for snow and ice.
The Met Office said: “Snow and ice will bring disruption to parts of England and Wales from Thursday afternoon through into Friday.”
The alert, which came into