STILL in the grip of the coldest weather in years, Hampshire continues to struggle on.

The vast majority of schools across Southampton and the county remain closed today, after temperatures plummeted overnight.

Experts last night warned the big chill is here to stay.

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The Met Office has issued a fresh severe weather warning for widespread icy conditions making conditions treacherous today.

Southampton Airport reopened at 1pm today, after being closed all morning, due to the ice on the ground.

South West Trains is running a revised schedule in the south, meaning many commuters will be unable to complete their journeys as normal.

The rail firm is advising passengers to leave plenty of extra time for journeys, to allow for any delays due to the weather.

Homeowners in the New Forest have also been advised that there will be no refuse collections today or tomorrow.

It was not all bad news however, as youngsters took the opportunity to make the most of the snow.

Keep checking throughout the day for the latest updates

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