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Heavy snowfall leaves tens of thousands without power

Heavy snow and winds of up to 70mph have damaged power supplies across the Thames Valley and forced the closure of over 50 schools across Oxfordshire.

Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and parts of Berkshire had the heaviest snowfall Credit: tsykes.co.uk

The damage caused to SSEN’s network left over 50,000 people without power overnight across Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and parts of Berkshire. A number of road closures delayed efforts to carry out repairs.

So far, engineers have restored power to over 48,000 people, with almost 2,900 customers still without supply.

The Met Office has warned of more snow across the region today Credit: ITV

More than 50 schools across the Oxfordshire county have confirmed they will not be opening their doors today and remain closed through the adverse weather conditions. This number is expected to rise in the coming hours.

Commuters have been warned of severe delays on road, rail and flights Credit: ITV

GWR, Chiltern, Southern and Southeastern rail networks have all issued warnings of possible delays and cancellations due to the treacherous conditions. Passengers are advised to continue checking their routes before travelling.

Heathrow Airport have said yesterday's cancellations could cause issues with some flights today and customers are also advised to check for updates before arriving at the airport.

The Met Office have issued a Yellow weather warning across parts of the UK. On Monday morning some snow may fall over parts of Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.