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Travel Chaos As Snow Continues To Fall In Northern Parts Of The UK

04/03/2016 20:49 GMT | Updated 04/03/2016 20:59 GMT

Heavy snowfall caused travel chaos in northern parts of the UK on Friday, as flights were suspended and schools were closed.

While the south enjoyed clear skies and sunshine today, central and northern England received up to 10cm of snowfall. Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire saw between 2cm and 5cm fall overnight.

Leeds Bradford Airport was forced to suspended all flights Friday morning due to the weather and snow ploughs took to the roads to clear the way for cars. Dozens of schools had to close.

The Met Office's "be aware" warnings are still in place as more snowfall is expected to descend on Friday night and Saturday.

The Met Office's website states: "Snow showers will affect some higher routes during Friday evening, overnight and into Saturday morning. Initially only the very highest routes will be affected, but the snow level will lower during the night.

"Ice will also readily form on untreated surfaces. Please be aware of these wintry hazards and the potential for some difficult driving conditions."

It continues: "Showers will affect the north and east of the country throughout, these turning increasing wintry. The main snow level will be initially around 500 metres, with around 10 cm of snow expected, lowering to around 100 metres by Friday morning with locally 1 or 2 cm of snow possible at this height. The wintry showers will also see ice readily form on untreated surfaces."

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