Bad weather causes massive travel disruption in Britain

More snow is expected to hit the United Kingdom on Sunday as an amber weather warning rolls across the country.

In Wales, 71 schools were forced to close in Flintshire, 11 in Wrexham and 49 in Denbighshire.

Weather's Carol Kirkwood warned it would be a cold start to the day, with many areas seeing frost, lying snow, ice and freezing fog.

"Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with some journey times taking longer".

Pete Williams, the RAC's road safety spokesman, said that low overnight temperatures could cause black ice, and he urged motorists to drive slowly, leaving plenty of space between them and the auto in front.

Hundreds of schools were closed in western England and north Wales, while much of the kingdom was on a yellow weather warning for snow and ice.

Tonight we can expect "bitterly cold" temperatures with possible light snow showers.

It had its busiest day of the year on Monday, with about 25,000 calls from motorists.

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More than 600 schools closed in Wales on Monday, and in Birmingham, the city council shut all of its local authority-run schools.

Forecasters said temperatures will slowly warm during Tuesday but freezing fog patches are expected to linger in areas.

Thousands of homes have been left without power after being hit by the weather.

Airports have also been affected across the United Kingdom, with Heathrow warning of delays to more flights on Monday after crews and aircraft were left "out of position".

Heavy snow on the ground caused delays to West Midlands Railway and Great Western Railway services, while London Northwestern Railway trains into the capital from Milton Keynes were either delayed or cancelled.

There was also disruption to PO Ferries services, with delays of up to two hours.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks also said they had brought power back to 48,000 homes, but there were still 2,900 customers without power - although they hoped to restore it by Monday morning. Travellers are being told to check in and will be put on the first available sailing.

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