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East escapes worst of the snow but hundreds of schools shut

Children enjoying a snow day near Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Hundreds of schools in the west of the Anglia region have closed after several centimetres of snow fell overnight.

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice remains in place for the East of England.

Hundreds of schools closed across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes.

Parts of Northamptonshire had 4-5cm of snow, with the south of the county receiving the most.

A wintry scene in Great Brickhill, near Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are also warning drivers to take care and drive appropriately for the conditions.

On the A421 at Great Horwood near Bletchley a jack-knifed lorry closed the road this morning.

Luton Airport also asked passengers to allow extra time to travel. They've also advised people to contact their airlines incase of any potential delays.

Police warned about treacherous road conditions. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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Wintry conditions continue to cause disruption across the region

The wintry blast has continued to cause problems across the region after fresh snow fell overnight.

100 drivers were trapped on the A505 near Luton on Friday night (2nd March)

More snow meant cancelled trains and renewed safety warnings to drivers.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

With temperatures rising slightly tomorrow it seems the worst of the weather is now over. But with a yellow warning for ice in the East of England in place until tomorrow morning, the danger is not yet past.

Police are also now warning motorists of the threat of waterlogged roads as the thaw begins.

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