#Met Office issues severe weather warnings for Scotland, Northern Ireland, much of northern England and the Midlands
#Forecasters warn four inches of snow will fall in next 48 hours
#A lorry driver died after his vehicle skidded off the A160 in Lincolnshire
#Police warn motorists to take care in treacherous driving conditions
#Wintry showers set to continue throughout week in northern and western parts. Dry but cold elsewhere
The big freeze has finally hit Britain, carpeting much of the north in snow and ice, while temperatures plummet across the rest of the country.
After the second-warmest November since records began in 1910, many woke up to frost this morning and the task of de-icing their windscreens.
Forecasters have warned that four inches of snow will fall in the next 48 hours causing misery for motorists....
....The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings of snow and ice for most of Scotland, Northern Ireland, much of northern England and parts of the Midlands.
Bookies have now slashed the odds of a white Christmas. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle have all been reduced in price, while London's Heathrow Airport was also cut to 11-2 from 6-1...
....The Met Office has predicted sub-zero temperatures and strong winds will continue for the rest of the week in northern and western parts, while the south will remain dry and bright but bitterly cold
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