Met Office's 'snow and ice' warning for North East

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METEOCIEL Snow forecast UK Parts of Britain could get up to 17cm of snow

The 20-pupil school lies north of Spadeadam, in north Cumbria.

Update 1.54pm: We could have a storm Georgina on our hands if Met Eireann upgrades the current weather warnings.

Gusts of 60-70mph are expected across the North West.

Speaking at Holyrood on Wednesday, Scottish Transport Secretary Humza Yousaf echoed the Met Office's warning that there could be more to come.

The yellow weather warning was valid until Tuesday night but it has now been extended and will remain in force until around 11am on Wednesday.

"Ministers have also been briefed on the situation".

In northern England, Wales and the Midlands, showers will turn into sleet, snow and hail overnight and into Wednesday, Met Office forecasters predict.

"I'd ask people to check the weather conditions before you travel and allow extra time for journeys if necessary".

"There is also a possibility that some bridges may close".

Travel Scotland's winter maintenance teams are working round the clock to treat roads and help motorists with more gritters available than ever before.

Eden Council says some residents will not have their refuse collected.

An overturned auto on the Upper Ligoneil Road outside Belfast today.

"Rain will continue in many places through the first half of the night and then clear to blustery showers later".

Road temperatures are widely fall below zero, with ice likely to form.

"Falls of sleet and snow are expected, giving accumulations of snow in places, especially over high ground".

"Further wintry showers are expected throughout the day and road users are reminded that even when salting has been undertaken ice-free roads can not be guaranteed", said a spokesperson.

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A severe yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place there until tomorrow.

"The rain will be accompanied by strengthening southwesterly winds which will increase to gale force along western coasts".

However, the Met Office predicts a big dump for the Dundee area overnight on Wednesday into Thursday.

"Some rural communities seem likely to become cut off".

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