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UK weather: Ice warnings as snow disrupts weekend

February 3, 2019 5:12 am

Weather warnings for ice have been issued for Saturday afternoon and evening in parts of England as wintry conditions continue to affect the UK.

The Met Office is advising care as snow is expected to melt during the day and freeze as temperatures drop.

Eastern and southern England are braced for their coldest night of the winter, with -12C (10F) forecast, while parts of Scotland could see similar lows.

The freezing weather has disrupted travel and sports events.

A number of football matches, in League One and League Two and the Scottish League One and Two, have been postponed, and some roads remain closed.

Thames Valley Police say they rescued an eight-week-old baby from a vehicle which came off a road in icy conditions in Bracknell, Berkshire, on Friday night, and ended up in a ditch.

Meanwhile, a woman who went to the aid of a dog after it fell into a frozen river in Haddington, East Lothian, has been rescued by emergency services. She was helped off the ice on the River Tyne but the dog could not be saved.

Kent County Council said they had 18 tree surgeons working to clear the A2045 in Walderslade, where a number of trees were brought down by the weight of the snow and drivers were left trapped in their cars overnight. The road is not expected to reopen until Sunday afternoon.

 

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