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Monday, 1 January, 2001, 17:07 GMT
UK weather and travel round-up
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Ice and freezing fog in many parts of the UK are still making driving conditions very hazardous. The AA is warning drivers to go slowly and travel only if absolutely necessary.

The milder weather on Monday resulted in a thaw and heavy rain brought the risk of further severe flooding.

Unsettled weather with rain, strong winds and some sleet or snow over higher ground will continue this week.

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Police have warned drivers to take extreme care after overnight temperatures as high as seven degrees produced a series of floods.

The worst affected area is Dumfries and Galloway, where the main A77 road linking the port of Stranraer to Ayr and Glasgow is under 4ft of water.

In the Highlands and Grampian, police have warned that severe blizzards in Deeside have left roads "treacherous" with black ice and drifting snow continuing to affect almost all routes.

A series of roads are closed in the Highlands, and police have warned that Inverness, Dingwall and Ross-shire are "badly affected".

Surface water is reported across much of the west of Scotland.

Most areas saw heavy showers on Monday as well as some sunshine but a lot of cloud in the west.

Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are open but expect delays as airlines deal with the backlog of flights.

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North East

The Met Office has warned of extensive fog reducing visibility to less than 100 yards on roads and icy patches creating treacherous driving conditions across the north east.

In Yorkshire and Lincolnshire fog is reducing visibility to less than 100 yards.

The fog is expected to slowly lift later on Monday.

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Northern Ireland
The RUC has said people should travel only if absolutely necessary.

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North West
The Met Office has warned of icy roads and freezing fog affecting Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside.

Fog, mist and drizzle should lift later on Monday when it will become milder but remain cloudy.

Liverpool airport has reopened but expect delays.

Roadworks continue on the M6 in Cheshire closing one lane between junctions 20 and 21.

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Ice and patches of freezing fog will make driving conditions in the Midlands difficult.

The area will be cloudy and misty with some patchy rain at times but mild.

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East Anglia
Train services from London's Liverpool Street Station to the region have been disrupted because of poor weather conditions.

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The Met Office has warned that icy patches will make driving conditions very hazardous. Snow is still lying on some minor roads.

Wet and windy weather is expected to push eastwards, bringing snow and rain.

Some roads are unpassable and police have warned motorists not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

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South East
Driving conditions across the South East are expected to be very difficult with rain expected to fall onto freezing roads and turn to ice.

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South West

Strong southerly winds and heavy rain on Monday evening and into the night will making driving conditions difficult in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, the Met office is warning.

The Environment Agency has issued 30 flood warnings on rivers in the south west though a severe flood warning on the River Axe, in East Devon, has been lifted.

A landslide has closed the A352 at Minterne Magna, three miles north of Cerne Abbas in Dorset.

In Devon, flooding has forced the closure of the A303 in Yarcombe while high waters have swept away a bridge in Weycroft on the A358.

And in Cornwall the A390 is impassable at Dobwalls because of flood waters.

Drivers are warned to beware of icy roads and fallen trees.

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