Heavy snow brings travel chaos to UK

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Heavy snow fell in many parts of the UK on Sunday as Storm Caroline, the biggest storm so far this year, caused widespread disruption with road and air travel severely affected.

With outgoing flights disrupted before departing the gates, incoming planes were forced to sit on the tarmac for hours, according to CNN's Nic Robertson who was returning to London Sunday.

Amber weather warnings were in place across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and much of western England as icy conditions plunged roads into chaos, with temperatures of -11 degrees Celsius (12 degrees Fahrenheit) making it the coldest night of 2017, according to Press Association.

"The worst of the snow is currently across parts of Wales and the west and southern Midlands, while there is some snow falling over the home counties as well," said Meteorological Office forecaster Steven Keate.

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