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FRESH snowfall and gale force winds in parts of Bri­tain caused mas­sive dis­rup­tion yes­ter­day, just weeks af­ter se­vere weather led to school clo­sures and trans­port prob­lems.

More than 50 schools shut in North­ern Ire­land and Scot­land, and there were de­lays at Manch­ester, Leeds Brad­ford and Belfast City air­ports.

Be­cause the snow hardly af­fected Lon­don, the ma­jor of news chan­nels did not fly into the full-on panic mode they adopt when a few flakes fall on the cap­i­tal.

Snow fell overnight on Mon­day in north­ern Bri­tain, with up to 4” on higher ground.

Flur­ries con­tin­ued through­out yes­ter­day as winds gusted up to 70mph.

The Met Of­fice is­sued yel­low warn­ings for snow for much of Scot­land and Eng­land.

Strong winds added to dif­fi­cult driv­ing con­di­tions in af­fected parts of the UK and drivers were urged to be care­ful – par­tic­u­larly on un­treated roads.

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