Cornwall A30: Devon weather warning on A30 as 100 cars stuck

Cheryl Sanders
February 1, 2019

There is an amber warning for heavy snow in London, south east England, south west England and Wales from 1400 to 2100 GMT on Thursday.

A Met Office weather warning issued on Wednesday told the region to brace for ice and freezing fog.

Friday will be overcast and breezy with outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow.

Temperatures in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, plunged to minus 14.5C (5.9F) on Thursday evening, which is the lowest temperature recorded anywhere in the United Kingdom since 2012, according to the Met Office.

Later in the evening the winds are likely to turn to the southwest which will push milder weather across the island turning any falling snow back to rain and leading to a rapid thaw of lying snow.

"The snow is heading eastwards and will cause significant disruption tonight".

The pics, taken on the A30 in Cornwall, show a number of different vehicles completely stranded.

Matt Argyle, 46, who got stuck on the A30 travelling eastbound near Temple, said he had been sat in the same spot for five hours.

There could also be power cuts as a result of the icy weather and there are already cancellations on Eurostar at St Pancras International and at Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International due to adverse weather conditions in France and Belgium.

Cornwall Police confirmed there were around 100 cars stuck.

Snow in South Wootton on January 30, 2019.

"Wintry showers will continue in northern and eastern areas".

The amber warning for snow is set to last until 9pm this evening and some areas can expect up to 10cm of snow.

A map suggested parts of Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Dorset and south Wales will be among the most affected.

On Thursday morning, Southeastern Trains said 21 trains were cancelled or altered to minimise the impact of ice forming on the rails.

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