Snow, high winds and flooding bring travel chaos to Britain – live updates

Snow, high winds and flooding bring travel chaos to Britain – live updates

Seafront residents in Essex have been evacuated ahead of possible flooding, while the Met Office has issued severe weather warnings across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for combinations of high winds, snow and ice.

7.33am GMT

Suffolk police are warning residents to keep away from coastal areas.

The waves and high water may look impressive but pose a huge danger so please avoid seafront and quay areas #NothingToSeeHere #SuffolkFloods pic.twitter.com/egJbS8tjdy

7.31am GMT

Snow and strong wind have made driving hazardous in the north east, according to reports.

The official North East Traffic News Twitter feed reported there were up to 50 cars stuck on a slip road off the A1 at Etal Lane, Newcastle.

Heavy #snow currently across #Scotland. Tulloch Bridge in Inverness-shire has received 8cm in the past hour, taking their total to 17cm ❄️ pic.twitter.com/01UAwPs6LF

7.25am GMT

The number of areas where flooding poses a threat to life has been increased to 12 by the Environment Agency.

The Environment Agency’s 12 severe flood warnings, which warn of a danger to life, are in place for coastal areas of Essex and Suffolk while dozens of flood warnings have been imposed as the east coast braces itself for a storm surge.

7.20am GMT

Good morning and welcome to the Guardian’s live coverage of severe weather forecast to cause havoc across much of Britain.

Here is a summary of the picture across the country:

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Source: Guardian Transport

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