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Winter weather grips Britain; transport disrupted

December 29, 2017

People walk through the snow in York, England, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. Britain saw one of the coldest nights of the year with temperatures falling to minus 12.3C at Loch Glascarnoch in the Scottish Highlands overnight and heavy snow expected over part of the north of England. (John Giles/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Storms are causing problems in much of Britain and more bad weather is forecast for coming days, with strong winds and snow and rain expected.

Heavy snow, rain, thunderstorms and wind caused problems in many parts of Britain Friday as wintry weather strengthened its grip.

Snow in Glasgow, Scotland, forced the city’s busy airport to temporarily suspend flights.

Officials said some homes were left without power, roads were closed because of flooding, and some trees were knocked over by gusty winds.

The Met Office forecasters warned that travel by road, rail air and ferry could be disrupted in the next few days.

Coastal areas were also said to be dangerous because of large waves and debris.

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