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Unseasonal snow disrupts UK

2012-04-06 08:15:01 GMT2012-04-06 16:15:01(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A lone shetland pony is seen surrounded by heavy snowfall at Anfield Plain, England Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Parts of Scotland and northern England have received 20 centimeters (8 inches) of snow, and 10,000 homes are without power in northeast England after wind brought down power cables. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

A farmhouse is seen surrounded by heavy snowfall at Tow Law, England, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Parts of Scotland and northern England have received 20 centimeters (8 inches) of snow, and 10,000 homes are without power in northeast England after wind brought down power cables. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

A overturned car, is seen after it left the road and came to rest in a snowy field at Anfield Plain, England, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Parts of Scotland and northern England have received 20 centimeters (8 inches) of snow, and 10,000 homes are without power in northeast England after wind brought down power cables. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Lambs run around in the snow near Kingussie, Scotland April 3, 2012. Winter returned to Scotland which, in some parts, has seen temperatures drop by more than 20 degrees Celcius since last week. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)

A spring lamb is seen surrounded by heavy snowfall at Tow Law, England, Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Parts of Scotland and northern England have received 20 centimeters (8 inches) of snow, and 10,000 homes are without power in northeast England after wind brought down power cables. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Snow covers the roofs of houses in Westhill in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on Tuesday. Some roads in north east England remain are still shut on Wednesday following heavy snowfalls. AFP

A dog plays in the heavy snow in Linlithgow, in Scotland, on November 30, 2010. Parts of Scotland woke up covered in snow on Tuesday as an Arctic weather front puts an abrupt end to prematurely warm weather across Britain. AFP

Unseasonal weather has brought major disruption to parts of the UK as motorways jammed up with snow and ice brought down power lines.

 

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