Met Office warns of more disruption

Icy conditions are likely to cause more problems on the roads throughout the week, the Met Office has said.

Northern, central and eastern England are currently the regions that are most affected by the sub-zero temperatures, with six severe weather alerts in place warning of ice on roads and pavements and a forecast of freezing fog.

The public should be aware of a "risk of disruption to travel" and expect hazardous driving conditions across the UK, according to the Met Office.

Snow and ice already caused major delays and disruption on Saturday and Sunday. The RAC said last weekend was the busiest February weekend in its history after calls increased by 41%.

Breakdown cover came in particularly handy in Devon and Cornwall where call-outs reached twice the usual number.

The south of England saw an increase of 80% in breakdowns, while 65% more breakdowns than usual were reported in Wales and the West Midlands.

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