It’s as cold as living in the freezer

The snow may be cleared, but the M4 near Reading is comparatively clear as drivers heed ice warnings and many continue to stay at home

The IndependentArctic temperatures and widespread ice caused a new round of disruption today as the Big Freeze kept its grip on the country.

Temperatures plunged as low as minus 17.7C (0.14F) in places as England endured its coldest night this winter to cause another round of disruption.

Yesterday’s heavy snow iced over, creating havoc on the roads, trains and at airports – and shutting hundreds more schools for another day.

Parts of Britain were as cold as a domestic freezer today as the big chill tightened its grip.


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