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Driver clears tiny peephole through snow on windscreen

Snow blind: Police
in Thurso pulled
over a driver who
had cleared only a
tiny patch of
windscreen
and on the rear
window (below) PICTURES: PA

WITH much of the country blanketed in snow and more forecast, drivers were urged not to copy this motorist.

Police pulled over the car, which was covered in snow apart from a tiny peephole cleared on the windscreen

The unnamed driver was given a fixed penalty notice on the A9 at Thurso, in the far north of Scotland, early yesterday morning.

Slip-up: A man near Tan Hill in North Yorkshire

More freezing temperatures are forecast for today, with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in most regions.

Three-wheel drive: Police check on a Reliant Robin on the A6 near Shap in Cumbria
Polar express: A Virgin train tackles heavy snow at Orton in Cumbria

Up to 4in of snow could fall at higher levels, and even Birmingham and London could see overnight temperatures plunge as low as minus 4C.

Forecasters said the weather warning would likely remain in place until the weekend.

Yesterday some Eurostar trains were cancelled as the same icy blast disrupted services in France and Belgium.