Cold snap grips U.K.

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Drivers deal with snow in Worcester, England, UK, 12 Dec 2017 (Sky News)

An Arctic chill lowered temperatures to -13 C in Shawbury near Manchester which was the lowest in the United Kingdom since -14 C in Braemar, Scotland in February 2016.

The cold comes after heavy snow fell with as much as 30 cm in parts of Wales knocking out power to tens of thousands.

Snow also fell in London where cancellations were reported at Heathrow Airport as plows cleared runways.

Snow and ice also delayed train schedules and created slick road conditions across the country.