Early snowfall as UK winter arrives

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Traffic on the M6 motorway begins to queue as the first signs of winter arrive after temperatures dropped significantly on October 28, near Stoke-on-Trent, England. Gritting lorries are on stand-by as forecasters predict below zero temperatures overnight with the possibility of more snow. (Getty Images)
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The first signs of winter arrive as a light dusting of snow settles on the Staffordshire countryside after temperatures dropped significantly on October 28, 2008. (Getty Images)
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Snow falls in front of Big Ben on October 28 in London, England. A sudden cold snap brought wintery weather including snow and sleet across large parts of England. (Getty Images)
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Weather forecasters are predicting more snowfall after a light dusting of settles on the Staffordshire countryside. (Getty Images)
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Snow falls in front of Big Ben on October 28, 2008 in London. It is unusual for snow to hit the capital during October but weather forecasters are predicting more to come. (Getty Images)
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A London bus makes its way through the snow falling in London on October 28. (Getty Images)
Wed 29 Oct 2008 12:32 PM