Beast from the East: Updates for Thursday 1 March

Heavy snow and icy temperatures brought by the 'Beast from the East' is causing a second day of school closures and travel disruption across the region.

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An AMBER BE PREPARED weather warning has been extended until tomorrow morning.

Weather warning

Frequent and often heavy snow showers are expected to continue through Thursday and overnight into Friday morning with further significant accumulations likely.

Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel could occur.

Roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers.

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