NEWS
27/12/2017 07:14 GMT | Updated 28/12/2017 00:19 GMT

UK Weather Chaos As Snow And Ice Down Power Lines And Close Motorways

And more on its way.

The Met Office has issued more yellow severe weather warning of sub-zero temperatures overnight for most of the UK after a day of road and air travellers facing disruption as snow and ice hit large swathes of the country.

Western Power said that it had restored power to over 24,000 people, while almost 9,000 were still without. SSE said they had around 14,000 customers without power.

The southbound carriageway of the M1 was closed near Lutterworth in Leicestershire after an accident involving a lorry.

On Wednesday morning the M5 in Gloucestershire was reduced down to two lanes between Junction 14 and Junction 15 due to snow.

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Snow reduces the M5 down to two lanes between Junction 14 an 15 in South Gloucestershire after overnight snow caused travel disruptions across parts of the UK.

Overnight an HGV jack-knifed in heavy snow on the M5 in Gloucestershire.

There have been multiple collisions on the A14 near Kettering and police have advised people to avoid the area.

Stansted Airport closed while snow was cleared from the runway, though has since reopened.

Meanwhile, passengers at Birmingham Airport were warned that snow could impact flights.

As much 7cm of snow was recorded to have fallen over Exmoor, South Wales and the Cotswolds overnight, according to Sky News.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain and snow for the Midlands, London and the South East, the North West, South West and Yorkshire and the Humber that will remain in place until 11am.

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Weather warning graphic for December 27.

A separate warning for ice has been issued for Northern Ireland, Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East in England and the Highlands, Grampian, Lothian Borders, Strathclyde and Orkney and Shetland in Scotland.

The Flood Information Service has also issued 14 warnings, where flooding is expected and immediate action is required, and 96 alerts where flooding is possible and people should be prepared.