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Met Office issues yellow warning for more snow and ice today after 2,500 people left without electricity

Met Office issues yellow warning for more snow and ice today after 2,500 people left without electricity

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office as temperatures plummet

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning after 2,500 people have been left without electricity.

Brits up and down the country are being reminded of how cold it can get in the lead up to winter, with temperatures dropping to as low as -12C last night (2 December).

Scotland was faced with 15 cm of snowfall as parts of the UK have been hit with icy weather.

And conditions don't seem to be getting any better, as some drivers in Cumbria told The BBC they were stuck in a traffic jam for 19 hours with no food or water due to the snow.

Over 2,500 people have been left without electricity in the area.

Electricity North West reports that 2,508 customers were affected across Cumbria, including 256 in Lowick, South Lakeland.

Drivers in Cumbria told The BBC they were stuck in a traffic jam for 19 hours with no food or water.
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“Access is difficult and our teams are using 4x4s to try to reach sections of the damaged network,” Electricity North West wrote on social media.

The electricity operator estimates that most customers should have their power up and running by 10pm on Sunday (3 December).

This comes after the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning for ice in the East Midlands, the West Midlands, the north of England, and much of north and central Wales.

From 5pm on Sunday (3 December) to 12pm on Monday (4 December), we can expect a 'risk of ice' which could lead to difficult travel conditions.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning after 2,500 people have been left without electricity.
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The Met Office said: “Some snow is also likely, mainly across the hills and mountains of north Wales and The Peak District.

“Snow may fall to lower levels for a time tomorrow morning, especially across parts of Wales adding to the risk of ice.”

They said that 'occasional wintry showers will affect eastern Scotland this evening and through Monday morning, the showers falling onto frozen surfaces giving the risk of ice'.

“A cm or two of snow is possible at low levels inland with 5-10cm over the hills, but showers at low levels expected to turn increasingly to rain overnight,” they said.

From 5pm on Sunday to 12pm on Monday, we can expect a 'risk of ice' which could lead to difficult travel conditions.
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This morning, Lincolnshire Police said snow had affected driving conditions, particularly in the east of the county.

Taking to X, the force said: “We’re advising people to avoid driving on our roads due to heavy snow overnight across the county.

“Some roads are unpassable in Lincoln and heading to the east coast. If you have to drive, take time, leave plenty of space from the car in front, and go carefully.”

Meanwhile, Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service said it was working through the night to rescue people from cars trapped in deep snow.

“CFRS have been working through the night rescuing people from their cars trapped in deep snow,” CFRS wrote on social media.

“Please do not travel unless necessary as many roads are still affected with snow and ice.”

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Topics: Weather, UK News