Britain braced for further snow

Britain braced for further snow

Freezing weather could create tricky driving conditions across the country this week, forecasters warn.

Severe weather warnings for snow and ice remain in place in Scotland and the North of England, following the weekend's snowfall as temperatures plummeted to -12C.

Met Office forecaster Charles Powell says drivers should be aware of the potential for icy roads.

The A30 in Cornwall has already seen a five-car pile-up, which caused huge queues stretching back for miles. It took emergency crews an hour to clear the blockage.

Another 8cm of snow is expected in some areas, with Birmingham and Leicester on alert. Lincolnshire and Humberside could also see further snowfall.

The cold snap is forecast to last until the end of the week, with peak temperatures hovering around 3C in most places and sub-zero temperatures - possibly -6C in the North and -4C in the South - at night.

A total of 33 flood alerts are also in place across the country, with six issued for parts of Yorkshire and Dorset.

Flooded roads have caused misery for hundreds of drivers in Cornwall, where the B3269 in Sweethouse was submerged.

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