Almost 11 inches of snow fell in Snowdonia village – North Wales Live

Capel Curig accumulated 27cm – the heaviest in the UK, the Met Office say
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Capel Curig in North Wales recorded the greatest depth of snowfall, according to the Met Office today, as snow under Storm Larisa, battered the region and large parts of the UK. The Eryri (Snowdonia) mountain village accumulated 27cm (10.6in) of snow – the highest across the country, following severe winter weather.
Hundreds of schools were closed and many roads shut again today, as snow hit North Wales for the third day in a row. Roads affected included the Horsehoe Pass, near Llangollen, stretches of the A55, parts of the A5 at Tregarth and Fronscysyllte; and other A and B roads.
The bad weather has sparked numerous collisions according to North Wales Police, including a car that overturned on a rural road in Pen-y-Ffordd, near Holywell, yesterday (Thursday), leading to a person being taken to hospital.
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Other travel services were also disrupted today, with buses in Wrexham suspended and bus routes including the 1, 1A, 3, 4, X4, 4S, 10, 10A and 15A, unable to operate earlier. Trains were suspended between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno, and Shrewsbury and Llanelli, under the Heart of Wales service, with services between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog also cancelled due to "severe weather".
Nearly 100 postcodes were also left without power across the region, as engineers worked to get energy supplies restored.
North Wales had been under an amber weather warning for snow and ice this morning, as police urged people to take care on the highways. North Wales Police wrote on Twitter: "With the amber weather warning in place until 9am motorists heading out are urged to allow plenty of time for travel and to please take extra care. Drive according to the conditions and maintain a greater distance between you and the vehicle in front."
And although the snow has stopped falling, with the region due to brighten up later today, the Met Office has issued a further yellow ice alert lasting into tomorrow morning, urging people to beware when going out driving or using pavements.
A Met Office forecast said: "Whilst falling snow will clear from the south and east of the warning area in the next few hours, lying snow and ice will likely continue to be a hazard through the rest of this morning.
"Icy stretches should become confined to higher ground this afternoon, before temperatures fall below freezing widely this evening. This will lead to untreated surfaces left wet by snow melt becoming icy at all levels, with some disruption to travel likely."
In other parts of the UK, there were a number of warnings in place for snow and ice, including an amber warning covering northern England and the Midlands until midday, reports PA.
Four yellow warnings for snow also cover much of the rest of the nation, with the exception of south-east England and western Scotland. A low of -13.6C was recorded in Altnaharra in Sutherland in the Highland region of northern Scotland overnight.
There was also an official record of 14cm snow at Bingley in West Yorkshire but a Met Office spokesman said that anecdotally they have heard of observations higher than this in Leeds and Sheffield.
Heavy snowfall left drivers stranded for more than seven hours on the M62 motorway in Greater Manchester and Yorkshire.
National Highways North-West estimated at one point congestion on the eastbound carriageway between Rochdale and Saddleworth stretched to around eight miles. Derbyshire Constabulary urged drivers not to travel in the Peak District on Friday morning “unless absolutely necessary” as most roads in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales areas were “impassable”.
The force said it is working with mountain rescue teams to respond to reports of stranded vehicles.
Parts of the A66 in Durham and the A628 Woodhead Pass in South Yorkshire were closed overnight due to the heavy snow. Public transport was also affected, with Network Rail saying multiple fallen trees have blocked lines between Manchester and Sheffield, meaning no trains can run.
Train operators TransPennine Express and Northern are also among those impacted with many services cancelled. Merseyrail, which runs train services in Merseyside and the surrounding areas, said its operations would not start until around 10am on Friday due to severe weather.
Air travel was affected too, with the majority of flights departing Liverpool John Lennon Airport delayed on Friday morning. Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said that a pocket of western Scotland covering Glasgow and the county of Argyll may be the only region untouched by heavy rain and snow.
He said the worst of the weather was expected in north-west Wales and northern England, adding: “The combination of heavy snow and gales is why we’re likely to see blizzards and drifting snow which causes extra hazards on the roads.
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“In places covered by amber warnings, there will be very difficult, treacherous conditions. “Ideally, avoid travelling in those periods – but if you have to head out then be aware that journeys could take significantly longer.” Mr Burkill said that areas of the Highlands could see minus 17C, after this year’s record low of minus 16C was recorded at Altnaharra in the region.
People in the south of England were likely to experience the worst of the rain.
The weather is expected to clear by the end of Friday, before then being replaced by another low pressure system, leading to a further yellow snow and ice warning for much of northern England and Scotland from 3pm on Saturday to 6am on Sunday.
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