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Early snow 'unusual but not unprecedented'

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Last night's snowfall has been the earliest widespread snowfall in Britain since 1993.

Hundreds of motorists are trapped in their cars and lorries on major roads in Scotland this morning, after further heavy snowfalls overnight.

Our correspondent James Cook describes the havoc after the snowfalls and Met office chief meteorologist Ewen McCullum analyses the forecasts.


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