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Large parts of the UK population have woken up to blankets of snow this morning (March 8), with travel chaos-induced rage a staple feature on the roads and rails.
Currently, three days of snow and ice warnings have been put in place by the Met Office.
This cover the vast majority of the United Kingdom.
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And while the snow is set to stop by Friday, it is then set to turn into rain and cause untold hell until at least Monday (March 13).
New Met Office precipitation maps show that around 80% of the country will still be hit by rain deluges that morning – with no further information of when it could end yet released.
Official snow weather warnings currently in place are set to end on Friday, although warnings covering London will end 24 hours before.
The officials warn that “some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces”, and that there will “probably (be) some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths”.
They also added that “some roads and railways (are) likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services”.
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And National Rail has several disruption warnings in place covering the vast majority of London for the morning, too.
The Met Office said: "Bus and train services may be delayed or cancelled, with some road closures and longer journey times possible.
“Power cuts may occur and other services may be temporarily affected.
“Untreated pavements and cycle paths might be impassable with a chance of injuries from slips and falls on snow-covered or icy surfaces.”
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Around the country, social media has been flooded with localised warnings and hazardous road images.
Travel Somerset tweeted: “Fair bit of snow about this morning – most routes are clear, some slush, but there is major disruption to bus services, and we would advise please to proceed with caution if you are heading out, drive according to conditions.”
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And Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones tweeted an image from on-board a train heading to London showing swathes of snowy fields.
He said: “Looking even colder outside as the train approaches London.
“Regretting the decision to travel light without a coat now I can see the snow falling.”
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Police in Wiltshire posted an image of a snow-covered car at around 3.39am this morning with the warning: “Very heavy snow overnight is making driving conditions very dangerous.
“If your journey is not necessary please do not drive.”
They were slightly ridiculed with several users posting laughing emojis as the “heavy snow” looked more like a dusting of icing sugar on a cake, however.
One bloke commented: “That’s tee shirt weather in Derbyshire!”
The current forecast for Derbyshire is heavy snow and temperatures of -2c, so maybe wearing a t-shirt is not the best idea.
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