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Frozen Britain grinds to a halt as 57% of commuters arrive late for work... and police advise them to head home early
Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 3:31 PM GMT
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#Motorists told not to drive in Kent, Sussex, Nottinghamshire, S.Yorks
#Eight inches of snow forecast tonight for London and South East
#Gatwick and Edinburgh airports closed until 6am tomorrow
#Shops running out of basics as lorries struggle to deliver
#Passengers stranded overnight on freezing trains in South East
#Woman dies after falling into freezing lake in West Yorkshire

More than half of Britain arrived late for work today after heavy snow and ice caused widespread travel chaos.

But those who did manage to make it in on time were today being urged by police to leave early to avoid a repeat of last night's nightmare journey home.

It comes as up to eight inches of snow was forecast for parts of London and the South East tonight - with anyone who doesn't have to travel being warned to stay at home.

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