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4x4's sitting ducks again?: Met Office issues new yellow warnings for heavy snowfall

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John Pickering

 



4x4 drivers, be careful on the roads this week, you may be the proverbial sitting duck. Previous analysis could prove relevant again as the UK braces for heavy snowfall throughout the country this week.

The Met Office has warned more heavy snow will batter the country this week. The southeast, including Greater London, will bear the brunt of the latest Arctic blast. A spokesman for Met Office said: "Snow, possibly heavy at times, developing overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday." The new weather warning is in place from 9pm on Tuesday until midday on Wednesday.

During the “Beast from the East” last year we experienced some surprising anomalies with accident patterns around SUV usage and how they appear to be sitting ducks from other vehicles.

Read about why 4x4 drivers are at risk, here > 

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Forecasters have warned of a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, delayed or cancelled rail and air travel and suggested rural communities may be cut off. Power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected, the Met Office added. 

The Home Counties are likely be most affected, as are some parts of the East of England, including Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. Accumulations of 5cm are largely expected in these areas, but as much as 10cm will fall on higher ground.

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