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Monday, December 11, 2017

Hundreds of schools across Britain are closed a day AFTER first snowfall hits

It was the first serious snowfall of the winter, and predictably much of the country was paralysed yesterday.

But, even though gritters will have tackled what is left of the snow overnight, England's second city will still grind to a halt today – much to the chagrin of parents and workers.

Although little snow is expected today, all schools in Birmingham will be shut, bus services scrapped and bin collections abandoned.

Critics branded the closures 'ridiculous' and said authorities were 'too quick' to shut schools in bad weather. Some 200,000 children will have an extra day off after the decision by Birmingham City Council – Britain's largest local authority.

Heavy snow brought traffic to a halt near Rettendon, Essex, on Sunday after parts of Britain were covered in up to 13 inches of snow

A gritter overturned on an icy road and landed on its roof in Tamworth, Staffordshire, at around 8.20am on Sunday morning

Police attended but the driver was uninjured after the crash, at 8.20am. Jonathan Moore, who saw the vehicle overturned on the road, said: 'God knows how they managed to put it on its roof'

A fallen tree crushes a campervan on the A40 near Sennybridge, Wales, where the coldest temperature of the year was recorded on Sunday at -11C

Snow was falling in north London after Britain was hit by what forecasters described as a 'snow bomb' on Sunday morning

Heavy traffic on the M25 near junction 25, as snowfall across parts of the UK, caused widespread disruption and tailbacks on the motorway

Thousands of travellers were stranded at Euston Station in London on Sunday afternoon following delays and cancellations caused by weather conditions

Credit to Dailymail.co.uk
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5165769/A-bunch-snowflakes-Birmingham-shuts-schools.html#ixzz50v9I8cjE

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