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Icy weekend ahead for South West Wales

By V_Jones  |  Posted: January 19, 2013

Bethan Holley and Megan Mahoney making snowballs in Cockett yesterday

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The focus switches to ice this weekend as the snow eases across many areas of Wales today.

Some further slight snowfalls is likely in parts of Wales, with 1 to 2 cm of fresh snow in a few places, with sub-zero temperatures persisting over existing snow cover for many areas into Saturday.

The Met Office is advising the public should be aware of the risk of localised disruption to transport during this spell of wintry weather.

A yellow warning, issued for Wales, means we should be aware that severe weather is forecast and should plan ahead to take account of possible travel delays or disruption.

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Steve Crosthwaite, head of the Highways Agency's National Traffic Operations Centre, said: "We advise drivers to check road conditions and the Met Office weather forecast before they set off and during severe weather to consider whether their journey is essential.

"They may want to delay their travel until conditions improve and to allow our winter fleet the chance to treat the roads.

"Our traffic officers are working round the clock to monitor the network, deal with any incidents and keep traffic moving."

Over the weekend we will see less severe conditions across the UK but further outbreaks of sleet and snow are possible in places - perhaps especially over the southeast and east of England on Sunday.

Flights are operating at Bristol Airport and they are expecting to operate a normal schedule. Passengers are advised to drive carefully and leave extra time for their journey.

The runway was reopened at Cardiff Airport yesterday morning, but passengers are advised to continue to check the latest information on the airport and their airline's website.

People have been warned of flight disruption after cancellations at London's Heathrow Airport due to snow. Passengers are urged to check the status of flights with the airline before travelling.

Visit Arriva Trains Wales for rail updates.

Many bus services are expected to run to near-normal timetables this weekend. See First Cymru's website for updates.

Click here for a five-day forecast.

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