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Settled snow turns to treacherous ice in parts of the south east

Settled snow turned to treacherous ice in parts of the south east causing disruption on roads and railways across the country as forecasters warned of freezing temperatures.

Visitors walk through Royal Botanic Gardens, in Kew

The deep freeze also saw hundreds of schools close, thousands left without power and flights delayed on Monday, including at Heathrow where passengers have complained of waiting hours for travel to be rescheduled.

The Met Office has extended its yellow weather warnings for snow and ice to cover vast swathes of the country, including London and the South East.

Emergency services warned motorists to drive with caution, even on motorways, with icy slush on the M40 between junctions two and three causing a van to flip over following a collision with two other cars.

We are not expecting too much more in terms of fresh snowfall and the risk now transfers to ice. We have got fairly widespread clear skies, which will bring temperatures down and where there is lying snow, that creates an ice risk.

– Met Office

A Heathrow spokesman apologised for the continued disruption and said.

Flights at Heathrow are disrupted today due to crew and aircraft being out of position following yesterday's weather.

Before coming to the airport, passengers must check their flight status with their airline. If the status of your flight is cancelled, please do not travel to the airport, keep updated via the airline's website.

The safety and comfort of our passengers is always our first priority and we are working closely with our airlines to ensure affected passengers are looked after. We apologise to those whose travel has been impacted and regret the inconveniences that have been caused.

– Heathrow spokesman