User:Computron/Flooding and heavy snow cause widespread disruption across the United Kingdom

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

A video of the cold weather on Thursday as temperatures dropped to -10°C and left a hoar frost, March 21, 2013.

The United Kingdom was hit Friday by heavy snow, rain and floods which brought widespread disruption. In Northern Ireland, thousands of people are still without power today.

Many homes and businesses across Scotland are still without power after heavy snow downed power lines.

Initially on Friday, in Northern Ireland, as many as over 200,000 people had lost power after heavy snow and wind and at least 82 schools had closed. Wind and snow also resulted in a precautionary power plant closure in Cumbria, Northern England, of the Sellafield nuclear plant, although it later re-opened.

The severe weather conditions were also initially accompanied by floods. Heavy rain had caused flooding Thursday across the Devon and Cornwall areas, with Newlyn and Penzance areas amongst the hardest hit. A spokesperson for the Cornwall Council, Dave Owens, had said: "The main problem still appears to be surface water flooding which is continuing to affect a number of areas across Cornwall. There are reports of around eight properties flooded so far, although there are concerns at the rising water levels in Newlyn where the water is edging towards some commercial properties".

A landscape photo of snow on a field in Hinckley, Leicestershire, March 22, 2013.
Image: Computron.
A field covered with snow in the chaotic weather, March 23, 2013.
Image: Computron.
Approximately 20 centimeters of snow fell in Hinckley, March 23, 2013.
Image: Computron.
A panoramic view of a roundabout in the snow, March 23, 2013.
Image: Computron.
A wide-angle shot of the snow on the field and the road, March 23, 2013.
Image: Computron.



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