Snow causes travel disruption

Hundreds of drivers were stranded in their vehicles in Sussex and Kent overnight in freezing conditions due to the snow. There were reports of drivers stuck for more than 10 hours.

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Snowfall in Brighton causes road and school closures

Brighton saw some of the heaviest snowfall last night and today causing many roads to and schools to close.

According to local newspaper The Argus, there were as many as 30 vehicles abandoned in the Brighton area.

An abandoned caravan is buffeted by winds and drifting snow on the South Downs near Brighton Credit: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Some pupils from the dozens of schools across Sussex that had to close put their time to good use building snowmen on the beach.

A snowman surveys the wintry vista on Brighton beach Credit: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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