Drivers bracing for more disruption

Motorists are bracing for further disruptions on Britain's roads as snow, strong winds, and freezing temperatures engulf the country.

Forecasters are warning motorists to expect widespread icy roads, after nearly every part of the UK experienced between 0.8in (2cm) and 4in (10cm) of snow.

The east coast bore the brunt of the cold weather, facing flurries and sub-zero temperatures.

The cold spell is expected to continue affecting eastern areas, with snow showers predicted for London and the South East.

Tiffany Curnick - a forecaster with MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association - said: "Last night we had snow showers coming in from the east becoming more widespread and giving some quite significant accumulations, especially in northern England and southern Scotland.

"Today (Tuesday), we have got the same easterly flow bringing in snow showers from the east but the showers are probably going to be more widespread across England and Wales.''

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for most parts of the country, with London, the South East, the East of England, the East Midlands, the West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, the North East, North West and Wales all on alert for heavy snowfall.

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