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Snow brings back wintry feel to region
8:57am Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
A blue sky offers a perfect backdrop for Clifford’s Tower in York as snow lightly covers the Eye of York
FREEZING temperatures and snow brought a wintry feel back to York and North and East Yorkshire.
Police warned of poor driving conditions with drivers advised to allow extra time for their journeys.
Easingwold School was closed yesterday due to broken heating. It was expected to reopen today.
Further snow is expected across the region this evening and tomorrow night.
The freezing temperatures meant yesterday was on track to be the coldest March day since 1986, forecasters said.
The unseasonably cold weather left travellers across the country battling ice and snow, with the south of England being worst hit.
Jersey Airport was shut due to snow, and on the roads there were hazardous conditions on many major routes.
Blizzards were reported on the M40 in Warwickshire and there were numerous rush-hour accidents.
Strong winds added to drivers' problems with falling trees blocking some roads, while on the trains poor rail conditions led to delays in Sussex and Hampshire.
Forecasters warned of snow spreading to nearly every area of Britain, with almost 4in (10cm) expected in the worst-hit areas.