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Last Updated: Tuesday December 02 2008 16:18 GMT

Schools shut after wintry showers

Snowy Huddersfield

Kids in the north west of England have had a day off school, after wintry showers coated the hills in a thick layer of snow.

Around 200 schools in Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester were closed after the white stuff began to fall on Tuesday.

The thick snow made driving conditions really difficult.

Some pupils turned up for class but were sent home because their teachers couldn't make it in.

If you haven't seen any snow yet, don't worry, there could be some heading your way.

Forecasters say the wintry showers are heading south, and there could be more to come later in the week.

A weather expert said: "The snow today is nothing compared to what it's going to be on Thursday."

More snow is predicted to fall in Scotland, the north and the north east of England.