Scotland is forecast for more heavy snow on Thursday after it was hit by up to 40cm of the white stuff on Wednesday.A Met Office red warning was put in place for the first time in five years in the UK on Wednesday, with the public to take action in Scotland.Despite the warning ending on Thursday morning, hundreds of schools in Scotland have been shut and experts have warned that villages could be cut off as a result of the treacherous conditions.
Met Office chief forecaster Andy Page said further widespread snow is forecast as Storm Emma roars in from the Atlantic on Thursday afternoon.
He said: “Widespread snow is expected to develop through Thursday afternoon and evening, accompanied by strong easterly winds, leading to drifting of lying snow in places.“Around 10 to 20 centimetres is likely to fall quite widely, with the potential for up to 50 centimetres [20 inches, 1.7 feet] over parts of Dartmoor and Exmoor.“Long delays and cancellations to public transportexpected, whilst some roads may become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers.
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