Snowfall brings more road chaos

Motorists have been warned to expect treacherous conditions on the roads on Friday after more snowfall hit the UK.

Temperatures dropped to -4C in parts of England and Wales, with forecasters saying they could plummet to -9C over the weekend.

More than two inches (6cm) of snow fell in some regions overnight, affecting transport routes in the North and the Midlands, the Home Counties, East Anglia, London, the South East, the South West and Wales.

Police reported more than 100 accidents in Cumbria alone, with the A66 one of the worst hit roads in the North West.

Breakdown cover could prove vital in the South East on Friday where severe weather warnings remain in place.

Surrey Police said: "We are reminding residents and motorists to stay safe and take sensible precautions following further adverse weather conditions in the county. The freezing conditions could lead to some potential disruption on the road network, particularly during the morning rush hour."

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