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Families are ordered to EVACUATE as snow gives way to lethal rain and black ice turns UK roads into ‘death traps’ while 50mph storms continue to rage across the country

Black ice will continue to blight Britain's roads today as snow continues to fall across the north-east of England and Scotland as well as Northern Ireland.

A yellow weather warning for ice remains in place until 11am across the whole of the UK, with a yellow warning for snow also in place for the north-east of the Scotland and England where another five centimetres of powder are set to fall.

Villagers in Devon have been told to evacuate their homes if possible or at the very least to board up their properties to shield themselves from Storm Emma.

Both Devon and Cornwall are at risk of flooding as western regions expect winds of up to 50mph, dropping to between 35mph and 40mph later on Saturday as the country recovers from the worst snow storms since 1991.

Rain and sleet are forecast to hit most parts of the UK not affected by snow, which is also set to fall in Dartmouth and Exeter. Conditions in the capital will improve after 11am, when highs of 5C are expected.

A digger drops grit in Birmingham, West Midlands, tonight as the worst snow storms since 1991 swept across the UK, which is now bracing for the possibility of floods


A snowdrift blocks a lane on Solsbury Hill just outside Bath in Somerset after heavy snowfall overnight courtesy of Storm Emma


Shelves were left bare at this supermarket in Glasgow as many deliveries were unable to reach their destinations during the extreme weather


A couple walk hand-in-hand through Green Park in London. Hospitals have cancelled operations and doctors are battling to visit vulnerable patients as the NHS struggles to deal with the fallout from the conditions, while ambulance services are begging the public to help with their 4x4s



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