Weather: Light snow but icy roads in S Yorks

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HEAVY snow was feared but forecasters are now predicting wintry showers will die-away, with possible icy roads in parts of South Yorkshire on Monday morning.

Sheffield Council have pledged that gritters are on standby to ‘keep the city moving’.

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Snow began falling in parts of the region but worst of all in southern England on Sunday evening, prompting fears of more disruption.

There was expected to be a covering of up to six cms (2.4ins) in some areas.

Northern parts of southern England, north of London, up towards the Midlands, and North Wales, were likely to get 2cm-5cm of snow in places overnight.

But the Met Office said Yorkshire and Humberside are likely to escape any series snow problems.

“Any sleet and snow will gradually die out during Sunday evening,” said a spokesman.

“Later in the night cloud will become more broken, with some clearer spells developing but it will remain rather windy. Ice will form on untreated surafces by dawn. Minimum Temperature -1 °C.

“Monday will be generally dry and a much brighter day with some occasional sunshine. However a rather brisk wind will continue to make it feel cold. Maximum Temperature 4 °C.

“The outlook is sunny spells Tuesday, a few sleet or snow showers, mainly near the coast. Cloudy Wednesday, increasingly windy, with snow later. This turns to rain and slowly clears on Thursday.”

* Thousands of passengers have been stranded in America after flights to Britain were grounded when a massive snowstorm hit the US east coast.

It dumped more than 3ft of snow from Massachusetts to New Jersey, while hurricane-force winds battered the eastern states and up into Canada, killing at least eight people.

Heathrow Airport said 10 inbound flights - all from New York and Boston - were cancelled today, as was one outbound flight, to Washington.

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Air Canada were all forced to cancel flights today, Heathrow said.

Passengers were advised to check if their flights are affected with their airlines.