Parts of Scotland and northern England have been blanketed with snow as the Met Office issued a yellow "be aware" warning.

Drivers were advised to take care as the "first notable north-westerly blast of the year" hit Britain. A woman died when her car collided with an ambulance in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

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People get out push a car stuck on the A93 between Braemar and Glenshee in ScotlandJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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A snow plough clears the A93, Braemar to GlensheeJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Red deer forage for food in Glenshee, ScotlandJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Snow is seen on the antlers of a red deer stag in GlensheeJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Snow covers the summit of the Kirkstone Pass in the Lake DistrictChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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Abigail Wright, 8, makes a snow angel as she and her family enjoy the snow near WindermereChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
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A gritter is driven past lorries stranded on an icy road in Buxton, DerbyshireDarren Staples/Reuters
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A police officer speaks to a driver on an icy road in Buxton, DerbyshireDarren Staples/Reuters

Another weather warning is in place for Wednesday 10 December, as severe gales are expected to lash the country. The Met Office is predicting gusts of up to 80mph and warns of "significant disruption" due to falling trees. There could also be problems with travel and power supplies.