Parts of the UK have been hit by snow today; you'll probably be more than aware of this if you've spent any time on social media in the past few hours.

More snow is set to fall on the UK and an amber weather warning has been issued for large parts of the country. Sennybridge, near Brecon in Wales, has saw the deepest snowfall - with 30cm of the white stuff recorded.


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Elsewhere, trains and flights have been cancelled and jammy school kids might be getting the day off school tomorrow, you'll probably still have to go to work, though. And if you're thinking of driving, you'll need to make sure your car is properly cleared of snow, or you could be whacked with a £60 fine and three points.

Yup, it's not just your windscreen and windows you need to worry about, according to the Sun. If an officer sees you with snow on your roof, which could potentially fall onto your windscreen and block your view or sees any snow fall from your car onto the road, you could still be fined.


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The highway code says all drivers must 'remove all snow that might fall off into the path of other road users'.

Jack Cousens, head of roads policy for the AA, told the Sun: "If snow on the roof of your car falls off onto your windscreen, or flies into the path of another car, then you could find yourself in trouble which was completely avoidable.

"With the help of a soft brush and very little effort, you can avoid any penalties by sweeping the snow away.

"If you can, parking in a garage or somewhere undercover can save you time as well as keeping you in the warm a bit longer."

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If you're really unlucky you could even end up in court, charged with 'careless driving' which could end in a maximum £5,000 fine and between three and nine points.

So, if you live in an area that's likely to be hit by snow this evening, it's probably best you leave yourself enough time to clear your car before you set off tomorrow.

Source: The Sun

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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