UK: Met Office issues ice warning after snow

A weather warning of icy conditions is in place for most of the UK following snowfall across parts of the country.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning for likely low level disruption, valid until 11:00 GMT on Wednesday.

Motorists are being warned to be extra careful of hazardous driving conditions.

Forecasters said some parts of the country could expect further wintry showers later in the day.

Forecasters had predicted the coldest night of the winter so far, and temperatures dropped to -10.2C in Braemar, Aberdeenshire.

Police warned motorists to take care, with conditions in North Yorkshire overnight described as “incredibly bad”.

Motorists in the High Wycombe area of Buckinghamshire reported treacherous surfaces on Tuesday evening, with many having to abandon their vehicles and continue their journeys on foot.

Meanwhile, snow and ice on Scottish roads led to 125 crashes on Tuesday, according to Police Scotland.

The view in Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, at about 17:00 GMT on Tuesday

Six flights were cancelled from Manchester Airport on Tuesday morning and other passengers were delayed as aircraft were de-iced.

Belfast International Airport’s runway reopened after being closed for two hours due to heavy snowfall but there were delays to several flights.

Elsewhere in Northern Ireland, the Met Office said that higher routes, such as Glenshane Pass and parts of the M2, were among the roads worst affected.

Snow also fell in Glasgow on Tuesday

The Met Office has warned of ice on some roads, pavements and cycle paths, as well as an increased risk of slips and falls on icy surfaces.

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