‘Danger to life’ Met Office warning issued as more snow brings travel chaos

Potential 'danger to life' warnings have been issued as eleven inches of snow is forecast to blanket parts of the UK this week.

Travel delays, power cuts and even isolated communities are expected to be the result of harsh wintry conditions in parts of northern England on Tuesday.

The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for snow across much of South Yorkshire, and parts of Derbyshire, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester until 1pm.

Drivers in the area will have woke up to news of a lorry jack-knifed on the M62, the Mirror reports.

Up to three inches of snow is forecast to fall in the affected region with almost twice as must set to lay in areas above 200 metres.

Forecasters said motorists who brave the roads are at risk of becoming stranded, while rail and air cancellations are likely.

Power cuts and disruption to mobile phone coverage are also expected, while rural communities face being cut off completely.

Over the next seven days, much of Scotland is also bracing for days of icy and snowy conditions.

An alert for snow and ice is also in place from central Scotland down to the Midlands until midnight on Tuesday, which is likely to affect public transport and motorists.

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Between two and four inches of snow could fall over higher ground in southern Scotland and northernmost counties in England with the possibility of eight inches or more across the highest roads.

As much as 16 inches could build up across the Grampians in Scotland, forecasters said.

Snow is not the only weather Brits should prepare for, according to the Met Office.

A yellow weather warning for rain and snow across County Derry and County Antrim in Northern Ireland in force until midday on Tuesday, meaning flooding is possible.

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