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Massive Snowstorm Strikes United Kingdom

By: RTV/ITN/CBS
By: RTV/ITN/CBS

Thousands of homes were left without power in Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England as more snow fell across the United Kingdom on Sunday (March 24).

A late blast of winter weather has drained Britain's already modest gas stocks to around a tenth of their capacity, sparking fears of supply restrictions with the cold weather forecast to continue into early April.

In Scotland, about 1,500 homes in the north and west of Arran were without power, with thousands more without any supplies elsewhere.

The snow and ice is expected to cause continued problems on the nation's transport network.

Up to an inch (2.5 centimetres) of snow fell across eastern Scotland and central parts of England. Another inch is expected to build up in the same areas throughout the day.

Temperatures are expected to linger around freezing point for most of Britain for the next few days,

The unseasonal weather comes as the country prepares to enter British Summer Time next Sunday.

Forecasters said it could be the coldest March in 50 years.


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