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Blizzard hits UK, but Northern Ireland escapes it... so far

By Tom White

Heavy snowfalls across the UK have caused chaos for commuters, with one car skidding off an icy road and smashing into the front of a house.

The red Ford lost control and mounted the kerb, before ploughing into the window of the property on the residential street on Argyle Road in Sheffield.

The scene was captured by social media users as they made their way to work in the treacherous conditions.

A 'yellow' snow warning is also in place for Northern Ireland, but yesterday it remained dry.

Elsewhere in Yorkshire, Leeds Bradford Airport was forced to close due to the snowfall, but soon reopened with passengers told to come as normal.

A spokesman for the airport said it shut after around 5cm of snow came down during the night.

He said snow ploughs and gritters had been working along the runways and despite the delays they were working towards ensuring all flights left as planned.

Holidaymakers had so far been understanding about the problems caused by the difficult weather, he added.

West Yorkshire Police are warning people to take care on the roads, posting on Twitter: "Please take extra care when driving today in these cold & icy conditions. We want you to get to your destination safely."

The Met Office is forecasting further snow across Britain and there is a possibility of snow in Northern Ireland today.

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