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US News In the SNOW lane: Rush-hour commuters face slog to work after overnight dumping of the white stuff threatens chaos on the roads and rails - with two days of rain to follow

11:30  27 february  2020
11:30  27 february  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Watch: Thursday morning forecast (Met Office)

Britons face a hellish commute to work this morning after snow fell over large swathes of the country threatening to cause travel chaos.

Met Office forecasters warned of up to four inches of snow from the Shetland Islands down to Nottingham and across to Belfast overnight.

In the early hours of this morning the snowfall was even wider, with severe warnings reaching London, the south east and Wales and lasting until midday.

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COMMUTERS faced chaos this morning as forecasters warned of torrential rain and more flooding in parts of Britain already battered by Storm Angus. Cars were stranded under water, commuters faced misery on the road and rail network and residents sandbagged their homes as the country

People across the country woke up to their cars, gardens and entire streets covered in a carpet of white, with workers taking to social media to bemoan travel conditions.

Snow storm: The Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire are among the worst-hit by snow this morning. Pictured: Stokenchurch © Ben Cawthra/LNP Snow storm: The Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire are among the worst-hit by snow this morning. Pictured: Stokenchurch

Greater Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, the Cotswolds and the Chiltern Hills were the worst-hit by snow in England this morning, while Glasgow got a considerable covering in Scotland and County Antrim in Northern Ireland.

It comes after unprecedented rainfall caused flood defences to buckle along the River Severn, with Britain already experiencing 200 per cent of its normal February rainfall, with four more days of the month set to go.

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Rush - hour chaos as snow and ice warning issued for Scotland. Temperatures will drop to below zero overnight The UK is bracing itself for sub-zero temperatures and snow in some part of the country today Further flood warnings have been issued for the UK after snow and rain fell across Scotland

Two children airlifted to hospital after being pulled from rubble when a wall fell on them in The storm has caused major disruption to southern England, including to rail commuters who faced rush - hour chaos as they tried to make their way home this Motorists also faced further misery on the roads

Earlier this month vulnerable riverside communities in Wales, West Yorkshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Herefordshire had to battle two storms in a week.

Residents were evacuated from the Ironbridge Gore yesterday after flood defences were unable to cope with further rainfall.

A man battles freezing conditions in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire in the early hours of this morning to take his dogs out © Ben Cawthra/LNP A man battles freezing conditions in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire in the early hours of this morning to take his dogs out

Paul Gundersen, Chief Meteorologist Met Office meteorologist said of the snow: 'The flow of cold air over the UK will lead to heavy, wintry showers and icy conditions overnight.

'From 10pm Wednesday until 10am on Thursday there is a Met Office Yellow warning for snow & ice for most of the UK north of a line from the central Wales to the Wash, except north-east England and eastern Scotland.

'A low-pressure system moving in to the South West from the Atlantic overnight will bring a further period of rain to southern England.

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Hundreds of drivers are trapped in snow on the M80 for hours as blizzards shut the motorway Snowhere to go: The scene at Euston Station this evening as commuters face difficult journeys Pictured: The manager of the Tynemouth Lodge, Newcastle gets creative after building a snow

Big freeze sparks rail delays and nearly 100 school closures as experts warn clear skies It follows a large amount of rain and sleep after snow across Britain, which reached as far south as Kent. Commuters were left for more than two hours on board the broken down train between Hillside and

Heavy snow fell over Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, overnight, where residents woke up to wintery conditions © Ben Cawthra/LNP Heavy snow fell over Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, overnight, where residents woke up to wintery conditions

'As this system encounters the cold air further north over the UK, there is a risk of snow along this boundary and we have issued a Yellow warning north of the M4 corridor from central Wales, parts of the Midlands and East Anglia.

'Snowfall up to 5cm (two inches) is possible over higher ground in South Wales, with 1-3cm (0.3 to one inch) possible over the Cotswolds and the Chilterns.

'It is possible that rain may briefly turn to sleet or snow over lower ground across the Midlands, East Anglia and areas north of London, although accumulations here are likely to be small.'

Rain, sleet and snow will quickly clear eastwards by late morning and any snow at lower levels will soon thaw.

A car that came off the road in snow in Bedale, North Yorkshire, after overnight snow hit parts of the UK. © PA A car that came off the road in snow in Bedale, North Yorkshire, after overnight snow hit parts of the UK.

On Friday and Saturday the forecast remains distinctly unsettled with Yellow rain warnings in force for most of Wales and parts of northern England.

Mr Gundersen added: 'Within these warning areas 40-60mm of rain is possible on the highest ground with 15-30mm likely more widely. This could bring further flooding impacts to already-affected communities and catchments.'

Caroline Douglass, Director of Incident Management at the Environment Agency, said of the flooding: 'Flooding has a long lasting and devastating impact on people's lives, and we offer our heartfelt sympathies to all who have been flooded and continue to be affected by the persistent wet weather.

'We have seen our third weekend of exceptional river levels and stormy weather, continuing into this week; with the effects of climate change, we need to prepare for more frequent periods of extreme weather like this.

'People need to be aware of their flood risk, sign up to flood warnings, make a flood plan and not to drive or walk through flood water.'

Irish weather forecast: Met Eireann issues snow and ice warning for the entire country as temperatures to hit below zero .
The snow and ice warning will come into effect just after midnight on Monday and will remain in place until 8am on Monday morning. © Joel Goodman A snow and ice warning is in place for the entire country A forecaster said: "Showers will continue to affect the western half of the country overnight, increasingly falling as sleet, or possibly snow in a few places."With minimum air temperatures near zero or below countrywide, some icy stretches are likely by morning."More hail, rain and thunder is expected throughout today as temperatures are set to drop as low as -2C tonight.

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