UK weather: Car ploughs into house after night of heavy snow and icy conditions

Wintery weather has caused chaos across the country

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The Independent Online

A car skidded on a snow covered road in Sheffield, smashing into the front of a house, after a night of heavy snowfall and more weather warnings from the Met Office.

A picture of the scene was uploaded to Twitter by Venture Residential, who said the vehicle ploughed into a property on Argyle Road.

The Met Office said parts of the north-east, Midlands and South Yorkshire were covered in snow overnight, even at low levels.

Yellow 'be aware' weather warnings for snow and stretches of ice were issued across the west coast of Scotland, Northern Ireland, north-west England and much of the Midlands.

Five centimetres of snowfall also closed Leeds Bradford Airport temporarily, which has since re-opened.

West Yorkshire Police warned people to take extra care on the roads, posting on Twitter: "Please take extra care when driving today in these cold & icy conditions. We want you to get to your destination safely."

Patches of rain, snow and sleet are expected to ease later on Tuesday.

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