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Last Updated: Saturday, 10 February 2007, 08:26 GMT
Drivers warned as snow continues
Bus in Shropshire
Public transport struggled through the snow on Friday
Motorists in northern England and the Midlands face further disruption after heavy snowfalls, forecasters say.

Some areas in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and County Durham woke up to 10-15cm of snow after overnight falls.

The public are being advised to take extra care, although the snow is expected to give way to rain and sleet.

Snowfalls forced hundreds of schools to close in England and Wales this week and many commuters had to battle through traffic to get home on Friday.

Birmingham was affected particularly badly during Friday's rush hour, with the West Midlands Police saying driving in the city was "nearly impossible".

Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and south Wales were hardest hit by the snow, with Sennybridge in Powys recording a 25cm covering.

On Saturday, up to 10cm of snow is expected in the north Pennines, with up to 30cm possible in the Grampians.

Tredegar House, in Newport, Wales Photo: sent in by Leanne Hall

Sue Powell from the BBC Weather Centre warned that the rain expected over much of the country later on Saturday could bring its own problems.

There would be a risk of flooding in Wales, south-west England and the West Midlands as rain combined with thawing snow and ice, she said.

Disruption caused by the thick blanket of snow since Thursday is thought to have cost hundreds of millions of pounds.

Commons Leader Jack Straw admitted that Britain could cope better with this type of weather.

Although England and Wales expect less snow, Aberdeen and Angus in north-east Scotland could be set for further downpours.


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