Britain struggles as Snow brings second day of travel havoc
Britain is still reeling from the heaviest snow for 20 years with more travel problems and the closure of thousands of schools. Follow live coverage of the disruption as the snow heads north and the south struggles with ice.
Commuters face further travel chaos today as snowstorms that devastated travel networks in the south of the country spread to the north and west of the UK.
Forecasters expect Scotland, Wales and northern England to suffer the worst of today's wintry weather, causing hazardous conditions for millions more people.
But areas hit by yesterday's snow – the heaviest for 18 years – are likely to remain treacherous as snow turns to ice.
In London and the south-east, transport seemed to be returning to normal with most buses running and the underground network back in business.
The Bakerloo, Circle and District and Hammersmith and City lines were part suspended and there were minor delays on the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. All other underground lines were operating a good service.
But pedestrians face precariously slippy pavements as a shortage of gritters mean that side streets remain covered in tightly compacted, icy snow.
Thousands of children across Britain will be delighted to learn they have another day off after hundreds of schools and colleges closed their doors. Schools in Bradford, Birmingham and Surrey and the Borders were among those said to have been shut for a second day.