A FLURRY of snowfall as deep as two inches blanketed the county today, in some places wiping out the road network and power supplies.

The snow, which continued to fall well into the morning, followed steady rain last night, making conditions even more hazardous.

Power was cut in 40 postcodes across Oxfordshire, with all of those expected to be restored today. 

Those are: Three OX3 postcodes in Headington. They are expected to be restored by 7pm. 

Three OX18 postcodes in West Oxfordshire. They are expected to be restored by 8pm. 

Another 12 in the OX18 area are expected to be restored earlier, by 6pm. 

Ten with an OX1 postcode in Oxford. They are expected to be restored by 8pm.

Twelve in the OX29 postcode area around Witney, with power restored by 8pm. 

There have been several incidents on the roads and major routes have been severely affected - read more here

A Met Office warning for ice will last until midday tomorrow. 

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An Oxford Mail photographer captured these images in Chipping Norton this morning, where motorists were spotted struggling with the snow.

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Meanwhile, others sought to clear the snow-covered pavements.

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Several thousand homes in West Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse were without power because of the snow.

Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) said 12 postcodes in the OX18 area area and more near Shrivenham were affected as well as dozens more in nearby Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

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SSEN said snow, combined with high winds and lightning, has caused damage to SSEN’s overhead network resulting in a number of faults across its region. 

As of 12.30pm today, there are currently around 5,500 customers still without power across the central region, with the main areas affected being parts of Hampshire, Newbury, Oxfordshire and Swindon.

The energy company has restored power to 12,500 and all homes are expected to have power restored today.

Teams said the weather was causing difficulties in gaining access to network faults due to continued snowfall, with road conditions 'challenging'.  

SSEN said it has increased the levels of frontline and support staff and has moved engineers and equipment, including 4X4 vehicles and mobile generation units, to the areas that were expected to be impacted.

Craig Gilroy, Director of Customer Operations for SSEN, said: “Our teams have made good progress to restore power to our customers affected by this morning’s snow and high winds and with the weather now starting to clear, we expect to restore power to all remaining customers throughout the course of today.  

“We understand how frustrating a loss of power can be, especially over the festive season, and I’d like to apologise to all customers who have been affected by today’s weather event for any inconvenience caused.

"Any customers who do suffer a loss of power can contact us on the national power cut helpline – 105 – where they can also advise if they require extra support from our priority service.”

SSEN is also advising customers not to approach any damage to its equipment and instead, report the damage by calling 105 so SSEN’s engineers can investigate as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, The Met Office warns: "Some roads and railways are likely to be affected by longer journey times due to standing water or snow. Some delays to air travel due to snow are possible."

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Andy Cantwell sent us this picture of his acrobatic snowman

Stagecoach has tweeted that it is currently unable to serve the villages of Chadlington and Spelsbury in West Oxfordshire because of the conditions

Forecasters also warned there was a smaller chance that individual homes and businesses could be flooded, and indeed there are deep puddles of standing water in Oxford, includes the Botley Road junction with Ferry Hinksey Road where Thames Water spent several weeks working on a frequently-blocked drain last year.

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