UK calls in military for help in heavy snow

Snowy in Cargan, Northern Ireland, UK, 25 March 2013 (Reuters)

Snowy in Cargan, Northern Ireland, UK, 25 March 2013 (Reuters)

Heavy snow – as much as 30 cm or more – has blanketed parts of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and northern England paralyzing travel.

A military helicopter was brought in to aid farms and families who were stranded in the unusual spring snowfall.

Many homes are still without power for a fifth straight day.

London has so far escaped the heavy snow but temperatures remain below freezing.

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