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(From Western Daily Press)
Britain's balmy weather took a nosedive yesterday after parts of the West Country were hit by snow.
Blizzards swept across Dartmoor National Park in Devon - where residents woke up to two inches of the white stuff.
Both Devon and Cornwall were lashed with rain and 70mph winds that ripped down trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of homes without electricity. Residents were also bracing themselves for floods - with 14 separate alerts in place across the two counties.
The Isles of Scilly bore the brunt of the Atlantic gales, where slates were torn off roofs and fallen trees blocked roads. …