UK weather: More than 100 schools shut amid wintry conditions

Met Office warns disruptive weather is set to continue into the weekend

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More than 100 schools and nurseries were shut today and many roads closed as snow and wintry weather sweeps across the UK.

Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England were the worst affected, with car crashes reported across those regions because of the icy conditions.

Forecasters said that the disruptive weather is set to continue into the weekend.

The Met Office’s spokesman Jonathan Hunter said: “On Thursday we may see wintry showers across the UK with sleet, snow and rain.

“There may be strong winds but easing through the day. On Friday and towards the weekend it will be really cold and we may see some snow showers in the North and at high levels.”

The current blast of wintry weather follows last week’s fierce storms, which left 120,000 properties without power in Scotland.