Sunday, 10 January 2010

More heavy snow showers are sweeping across Britain

More heavy snow showers are sweeping across Britain

Forecasters warned up to 20cm of snow could settle today and tomorrow causing a fresh round of travel disruption.

In Kent, where the Met Office has issued a severe weather warning, police said the Army was ready to help out and advised people not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

Other places facing a heavy fall today include East and West Sussex, with the east of England, Wales, the East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber and north east England due to be hit into Monday as well.

The fresh deluge will increase the pressure on dwindling grit supplies across the country.

Local authorities have already been forced to cut their use of grit salt by a quarter to help conserve supplies.

As the coldest spell for more than 30 years dragged on with no firm end in sight, National Grid issued another gas supply alert on Saturday night - its third in a week.

It came after Prime Minister Gordon Brown insisted that supplies of gas were not running out despite recent record levels of demand.

The death toll from weather-related incidents also rose to 26, with a wave of sports fixtures called off and more widespread travel problems.

Forecaster Clare Allen said temperatures would struggle to rise above 1C or 2C today.

"There will be a strong north east wind again, which will make it feel much colder. Monday is forecast to see further snow, with a band moving north across the country," she added.

The latest victim of the weather was a 42-year-old woman was found lying in snow in Newcastle on Saturday.

She was discovered by a passer-by in a wooded area near Newbiggin Hall shops and Westerhope Comrades Social Club just before 11am and died in hospital.

South Yorkshire Police also confirmed a 90-year-old woman had frozen to death in her garden near Barnsley.



i am cold. very cold. running nose. headache and sore throat. buy lots of medicine at ASDA....

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