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Temperatures plummet overnight across the South East

Some areas are still covered in snow and ice Photo: PA

A number of schools in Oxfordshire will remain closed on Tuesday after temperatures fell below freezing across large parts of the region on Monday night.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice across the South East until 11am on Tuesday.

A full list of the schools affected can be found on the Oxfordshire County Council website.

Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell told the Press Association there was the potential for a "dusting" of snow on higher levels over coming days, and that there was a risk of problems caused by rain falling in already icy areas.

For the emergency services, it's been exceptionally busy.

  • Watch: Our reporter Juliette Fletcher spent the morning with ambulance crews in Oxford as they battled through the big freeze
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Homes without power in the Thames Valley following Sunday's extreme weather have now been reconnected.

SSEN has reconnected over 57,000 homes using it's network in central southern England.

I can confirm that we have now restored power to all customers affected by Sunday’s extreme weather. We know it’s never easy to deal with a power cut and, as always, we are grateful to our customers for their patience and understanding as we worked to restore supplies."

“I would also like to thank our teams for their efforts to get the lights back on for our customers in extremely challenging conditions and praise our resilience partners who helped support our vulnerable customers and provide welfare facilities."

“We have now returned to business as usual but we will continue to monitor conditions and are well prepared to respond to whatever challenges the Great British winter has in store for us.”

– Craig Gilroy, Director of Customer Operations, SSEN