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In Pictures: Storm Freya brings snow as it batters country

Gusts of up to nearly 80mph hit a large swathe of the country.

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A car went off the road during Storm Freya in Co Wicklow (Niall Carson/PA)

A car went off the road during Storm Freya in Co Wicklow (Niall Carson/PA)

A car went off the road during Storm Freya in Co Wicklow (Niall Carson/PA)

Parts of Britain and Ireland have seen gales, heavy rain and snow as Storm Freya hit.

Huge waves hit the west coast of Wales and Lancashire

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Large waves crash over the sea walls at Cleveleys, near Blackpool (Peter Byrne/PA)

Large waves crash over the sea walls at Cleveleys, near Blackpool (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Large waves crash over the sea walls at Cleveleys, near Blackpool (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Screengrab from a video posted on twitter by @esmerelda of the waves at Porthcawl, Bridgend (PA)

Screengrab from a video posted on twitter by @esmerelda of the waves at Porthcawl, Bridgend (PA)

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Screengrab from a video posted on twitter by @esmerelda of the waves at Porthcawl, Bridgend (PA)

In Cumbria, Lawson Robinson was forced to clear snow from his Nenthead miniature village.

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Elsewhere in the county, the snow made travelling more difficult.

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Storm Freya also caused travel disruption in Ireland.

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