BRITAIN awoke to snow storms this morning causing travel chaos and school closures across the North, The Sun reports. Snow started falling heavily overnight, leaving some roads almost completely blocked. The Manchester area has been the hardest hit, but weather warnings are now in place for Northern Ireland, West Yorkshire, north Wales and parts of Scotland.
Parts of Britain this morning as a cold weather front continues to make its way from the Atlantic This morning Leeds Bradford Airport was forced to close as the runways became completely covered in snow and ice.
An airport spokesman said: “We have had 5cm of snow, it started at 1am. The snow-clearing teams are out on the runway making sure we can reopen as soon as possible.” The A170 eastbound in North Yorkshire at Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, and the A57 in Derbyshire were also both closed on Friday morning due to snow.
Weather forecaster Alex Burkill said: “There could definitely be some significant accumulations by the time people wake up. “It’s going to be pretty chilly and it’s going to feel pretty unpleasant in some parts.” This morning Brits took to social media to show how the snow has affected their areas.
The Met Office said today some areas will experience “difficult driving conditions and some disruption to travel.” Mr Burkill said: “Late next week is probably the best that we can hope for, for temperatures to pick up.” Down south, on the other hand, commuters woke up to clear blue skies, albeit with chilly temperatures.
The Met Office said over the coming days the South East can expect mostly dry and bright conditions, with only frost developing overnight.