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Hampshire and Southampton hit by major snow fall

A lorry in Pound Tree Road, Southampton

A lorry in Pound Tree Road, Southampton

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Arctic conditions have caused chaos across Hampshire today.

The region is due to face a second day of disruption as snow and ice caused major problems.

Up to 15 centimetres of snow fell on overnight night, bringing travel misery and roads chaos across the region.

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Hundreds of schools across Southampton and Hampshire were forced to close as teachers found it difficult to get to work.

All schools on the Isle of Wight were closed for the day.

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Southampton International Airport was closed for most the day but reopened at 4pm after staff moved 1300 tonnes of snow from the runway.

Bus services were also hit with some some companies suspending services and others running a limited service.

But the bad weather is with us for a while.

While the snow stopped falling during the afternoon, weather experts predicted the temperature will plummet to minus 12 degrees centigrade tonight.

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