UK Weather – Drivers stranded in cars for SIX HOURS on M62 as ‘blizzard’ batters Britain… and there is more snow to come

DRIVERS have been stranded in their cars of six hours on the M62 because of a “blizzard” battering Britain.

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning and told Brits to expect “strong winds bringing blizzard conditions“.

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They say heavy snow is likely to cause significant disruption on this morning.

It means Brits should try to avoid any unnecessary travel – and the warnings last until midday today.

Forecasters warn: “Heavy snow is likely to cause significant disruption on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.

“Strong easterly winds are expected to accompany this snow, leading to blizzards and drifting of lying snow.”

Shocking video and photos show hundreds of cars that have been trapped on the M62 since 1am this morning.

Freezing conditions brought the vehicles to a standstill – and the traffic is only set to get worse as people wake up this morning across the country.

One driver told Sky News she has been stuck in the traffic for six hours.

She said: : “I would say there are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of cars. It goes back for 16 miles I think in one way.

“We’ve been trying to keep ourselves as awake as possible and trying not to think about going to the toilet or have a drink.

“Once we get out of this we still have a long journey ahead of us back to Lincoln.”

It comes as forecasters say Britain is set to be hit with even more snow.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Jason Kelly said: “The boundary between milder and colder air is gradually moving north, with some heavy and persistent snow likely at times on the northern edge of this boundary.

“Snow has already settled quite widely in centrals parts of the UK and further accumulations are likely even to lower levels with disruption most likely for those within the amber warning areas.

“With some strong winds accompanying these snow showers, blizzard conditions are likely for a time in northern England and Wales, as well as parts of Northern Ireland.

“Ice will be a continuing hazard for many in the forecast period, with very low overnight temperatures likely to exacerbate continued likely travel disruption.”