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COMMUTERS are struggling against snow and wind in Oxfordshire this morning following the coldest March temperatures in the city since 1965, with several delays and cancellations on train services.

A number of schools are also closed across the county.


Main roads around Oxfordshire, including the A34 and M40, are largely clear and flowing smoothly this morning as dry, dusty flakes blow across the tarmac.

There are some delays on the Botley Road, Banbury Road and Woodstock Road and a crash is causing problems on the Northern Bypass.

Great Western Railway this morning suspended services between Reading and Blackwater due to urgent repairs on the track.

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Tickets are being accepted on SWR and London Underground services.

CrossCountry and Chiltern are also reporting some delays and cancellations.

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Souther Western Railway in Berkshire has said normal services have now resumed after a late finish to engineering work.

Witney Gazette:


Temperatures in Oxford are currently at about minus five (-5C) and not expected to get above freezing today.

Last night, Oxford University's Radcliffe Obervatory recorded a temperature of -6.1C: the coldest March temperature in Oxford since 1965 and the coldest temperature in the city for any month since 2012.

A yellow weather warning remains in place from the Met Office for the whole of the county, with the higher amber alert covering parts of the south west including the Witney area, Faringdon and Wantage.

The warnings mean further snow is forecast for today for travel delays and cancellations.

Some light but significant snowfall is forecast for midday and temperatures are set to get to minus two (-2C) at the warmest by the late afternoon.

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School closures:

CITY of Oxford College, Abingdon and Witney College and Banbury and Bicester College have all announced they will be closed today along with a slew of other schools because of the ongoing heavy snow.

See our full list of closures here.