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Saturday, November 27th 2010, 2:25 PM GMT
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Image AttachmentBRITAIN faces 15 days of winter chaos as gale-force winds and blizzards bring bitterly cold temperatures.

Ten inches of snow is predicted to fall on higher ground in the North today.

Many areas will struggle to get above freezing over the rest of the weekend.Met Office forecaster Dave Britton said: “No part of the country is immune over the next few days.”

Severe weather warnings are in place for London and the Midlands next week. North-easterly gale-force winds threaten blizzards from Tuesday. Experts say the cold snap could last 15 days as ­biting North Sea winds plunge temperatures to -6C (21F).

There were warnings of “very dangerous” driving conditions as snow froze or melted and re-froze.

Some councils complained that grit firms had not delivered supplies in time for the winter blast.

Authorities revealed they were still waiting for grit ordered as long ago as last winter – when there were promises that there would be enough to go round if Britain froze up this year.

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With councils waiting for grit deliveries, forecasters warned of a 15-day cold snap bringing “very dangerous” driving conditions. London and the Midlands were warned of severe weather next week. Blizzards will blow in on North-easterly gale-force winds from Tuesday.

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