Snow travel chaos as Storm Darcy hits UK with -13C freeze

February 08, 2021 - 102 views

Large parts of Britain are set to be battered by heavy snowfall today, with the 'Beast from the East 2' forecast to leave up to a foot of snow.

Temperatures could fall to as low as -13C in some areas, with the country feeling the full effects of Storm Darcy.

The Met Office said the 'bitterly cold' weather will be caused by strong easterly winds that have battered the country from Ukraine and the Black Sea.

Forecasters are now warning of the potential for 'widespread travel disruption' as well as a power cuts and service outages.

A slew of weather warnings remain in place today until Wednesday for snow and ice across many eastern parts of the country, and spanning the entire length of Britain.

Police plead with drivers to be careful and only make essential journeys
This is the scene facing drivers in Kent after heavy snow overnight.

An amber weather warning is in place in the region, with more snowfall predicted throughout the day.

Kent Police wrote on Twitter last night: “PLEASE drive safely if your on an essential journey this evening. The roads maybe clear of snow in areas but temperatures are causing black ice. We are working hard with numerous accidents and break downs.”

Families go sledging as motorists face a huge headache
People are making the best of it after parts of the UK were blanketed in snow overnight.

In South Downs a dad was pictured sledging with his son this morning, while in Ipswich several inches of snow created a headache for motorists.

The Met Office has urged people not to travel in several areas of the country, predicting that roads will be hazardous throughout the day.

Snow covered cars in Barham near Ipswich, with heavy snow set to bring disruption to south-east England and East Anglia

Heavy snow in Kent this morning

It’s going to be a busy day as authorities attempt to keep roads clear today.

This picture from Maidstone, Kent, shows snow being cleared in front of a McDonald’s restaurant after heavy overnight snow.

The Met Office has put weather warnings in place, amid forecasts that more snow will fall throughout the day.



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nathangoodwin, 2 weeks ago
snowing here but it isnt settling :-(