The South's snow gallery

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A view from Winchester

Winchester
A view from Winchester Credit: ITV Meridian

It's started snowing in Winchester again - but there's lots of ice on side roads. We would like more viewers pictures from around the region - wherever you are. You can upload to our Facebook page!

Winchester
A view from Winchester Credit: ITV Meridian

Keeping it cool

This snowman is a real cool dude Credit: Mel Latimer

With his Hawaiian shorts and scarf of flowers, he looks like he should be somewhere far warmer. But although he was dressed for the beach, this picture was actually taken in Wareham.

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School snow closures

by Divya Kohli

For thousands of school children today's snow meant the weekend came early.

Across the Meridian region more than 1500 schools were closed today. More than 220 in Oxfordshire.

Almost 390 across Hampshire. More than 200 in Dorset and all of schools on the Isle of Wight.

But many councils have been criticised for closing schools when they could have remained open. Divya Kohli has our report.

Snow at large: Meridian West

by Andrew Pate

We were warned it was coming, but snow still brought the South to a standstill today as the big freeze tightened its grip. Schools were closed, planes were grounded and drivers stranded.

The snow arrived in parts of Dorset and Wiltshire at 4 o'clock this morning.

By rush-hour it had reached Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire. By lunchtime the snow had continued moving east, affecting Sussex.

Despite gritters spreading salt on major routes throughout the night - the snow still meant misery for motorists during this morning's rush-hour.

All flights at Southampton Airport were cancelled for a time and planes were also delayed at Heathrow. Andrew Pate reports now on how the wintry weather affected the south.

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