Britain was warned today it is facing one of the coldest winters in 100 years as the Arctic blast brought more chaos to airports, roads, railways and schools.
Snow has already closed Manchester Airport this morning, while ten train services between London and Leeds on the East Coast Main Line have been cancelled and thousands of school pupils have been told to stay home.
Six inches of snow is forecast to fall today as the icy blast tightens its grip. The South is expected to see the worst of the weather as heavy winter showers move south across England and Wales throughout the day.
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