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Army Called In To Rescue Drivers Stuck In Snow As Storm Hits UK


The Army has been called in to help rescue hundreds of drivers stuck in snow, as freezing conditions continue across much of the UK.

Two major incidents have been declared by police in Hampshire and Avon and Somerset, as blizzards brought many roads to a standstill.

Amber and yellow warnings for snow, ice and wind still cover most of the UK.

Many face a fourth day of disruption, as trains and flights are cancelled and thousands of schools are shut.

There are 10 severe weather warnings in place for the UK. The final warning is in force until 23:55 GMT on Monday.

Police forces across the UK have told people to only travel if necessary.

Highways England have said some of the worst problems are near Rochdale on the M62, on the A303 near Ilminster, and the A31 in the New Forest – where the Army have been helping to rescue drivers.