Warnings of travel disruption as snow continues

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Heavy snowfall is affecting roads in parts of the UK after several centimetres fell overnight.

Amber weather warnings of more snow and very low temperatures are in place for Tuesday morning, and police forces are reporting “tricky” driving conditions.

The M20 in Kent was blocked overnight by stranded lorries, while disruption is also likely to rail and air travel.

There was about 1cm of snow in parts of south east England, and up to 8cm fell in Northumberland.

Temperatures dropped well below freezing overnight, with Northern Ireland, south west England and East Anglia logging figures as low as -6C.

Altnaharra in the Highlands recorded -8.5C overnight.

Schools in affected areas are likely to see disruption.

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Overnight, rail operators were running empty trains to keep tracks clear of snow.

However, hundreds of trains have already been cancelled as people begin their morning commute.

Greater Anglia is running a limited service with fewer and slower trains between Norwich and Ipswich, and cities like London and Cambridge

Greater Northern said fewer trains will be running between Kings Lynn and Cambridge in the morning, services between Kings Cross and Ely have been cancelled

Tfl Rail will not start services until 7am, and will run a limited service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

Southern is running an hourly service on its London Bridge to Uckfield line with additional coaches

Photos of snow settling in Kent, where a snow emergency has been declared, have been posted on social media.

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