RAF drafted in to help with ‘the big freeze’


Large parts of the country have been hit by more freezing weather causing further travel disruption and the military has been drafted in to help with relief efforts in snow-affected Lincolnshire.

RAF drivers in 4×4 vehicles have been transporting medical staff to hospital and helping vulnerable people who rely on social care in the county.

Areas of southwest England and South Wales are under a rare red weather warning, meaning snow and wind could put lives at risk.

There will be more snowfalls through the evening with 10cm-20cm set to settle in red alert areas along with blizzards as Storm Emma blows in from the Atlantic.

More than a foot of snow has already fallen in some parts of the country – peaking at 34cm in Wittering, Cambridgeshire.