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Last Updated: Tuesday February 03 2009 13:08 GMT

Snow shuts lots of schools again

People enjoying the snow in Primrose Hill (photo by Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Thousands of kids are off school again as the wintry weather causes disruption across the UK for a second day.

Up to 6,000 schools are still closed after parts of the UK were hit by its heaviest snowfalls in 18 years.

The south-east of England was worst hit and forecasters are now warning of widespread ice as the snow heads north.

The Pennines, north-east England, the Borders and eastern Scotland are expected to bear the brunt of Tuesday's wintry weather.

Snow is also expected to continue to spread across south Wales and south-west England, and into Northern Ireland.

Snowy pic snet into Newsround
There are severe weather warnings in place for lots of parts of the UK.

And areas where snow is expected to fall are also being warned that strong winds could make conditions worse.

On Monday, there were delays on the roads, and lots of buses, trains and flights were cancelled.

Some rail services are still disrupted, but officials said London buses are expected to get back on the roads.

Grit is being put on the roads to make them less slippery, but drivers are still being told not travel unless their journey is essential.