UK weather: Snow causing widespread travel disruption


BBC News

Severe snow has caused a second day of disruption across the UK with flights and trains cancelled and traffic grinding to a halt on major roads.

The worst hit areas were central Scotland – where a red alert for snow is in place – as well as Kent, East Anglia and the North East of England.

In London, a man died after being pulled from a frozen lake.

The freezing conditions are forecast to continue on Thursday with the arrival of Storm Emma.

Police Scotland have advised drivers to avoid the M80


Traffic on the M80 between Glasgow and Stirling has been brought to a standstill for several hours, with emergency services dealing with a series of accidents.

Police Scotland have advised drivers to avoid the motorway and are advising stranded motorists to stay in their vehicles.

The force said supplies of water and fuel would be provided where there was an urgent need.

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