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UK prepares for freezing weekend

A snowy street in Rubery, Birmingham

Thousands of children are forced to take another day off school, and more snow is forecast for the UK. Benjamin Thomas captured this scene in Rubery, Birmingham after overnight falls.

Snow in London

Heavy snow has fallen across large parts of the UK, disrupting travel and closing hundreds of schools.

Snowy street

South-east England experienced the heaviest snowfall for 18 years.

Cars on snow covered road

The Met Office has warned of more ice and snow in many parts of the UK.


In Kent the London-bound M20 was temporarily closed.

London bus

On Monday all London buses were withdrawn from service due "to adverse weather and dangerous driving conditions".


A sign advised passengers not to travel at Mortlake train station in London.


Many commuters took to the streets due to the public transport network coming to a virtual standstill.


The owner of this bicycle seemed to have decided to find an alternative means of transport.

Street scene

On the roads, motorists were warned of dangerous driving conditions.

Aircraft at Heathrow

Snow forced the closure of both runways at Heathrow, with more than 700 of the airport's 1,300 daily flights cancelled.

Motorway during snow shower

Heavy snow is forecast in Grampian and the Highlands on Wednesday, with widespread icy conditions in others parts of Scotland.

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