Snow-loving families have parked cars ticketed in Wales


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Families enjoying the snowy weather that fell on the Brecon Beacons had their fun cut short – as police issued the cars they left behind with parking tickets.

After the hilly area of south Wales received a heavy downpour of snow, sledge-lovers headed straight to areas surrounding the A470 near Pen y Fan.

However, the sheer number of vehicles parked on verges of the busy road soon caused traffic build-ups.

Dyfed Powys Police began issuing warnings to motorists through Twitter, at first saying: "If your vehicle is one of those parked on A470 Storey Arms you are in the process of receiving a parking ticket."

The Police reaffirmed their first statement the following day, saying: "A470 Storey Arms – have fun sledging but park safely and securely OFF the road otherwise you will have a ticket."

Vikki Posser told the Independent: "It's a double edged sword. Most cars were parked off the road and it was ok but then [sic] got manic and [sic] no room for lorries on this major artery."

Another driver, Mandy Mills, also said: "It's so beautiful up there that I'm not surprised people want to flock there in their hundreds.

"It's very dangerous up there today though, between pedestrians and inconsiderate parking.

"The Beacons are screaming out for better parking before somebody gets seriously injured or worse."

Britain has been gripped over the past weekend by a cold front, which has brought with it snow and tricky driving conditions – up to 10cm of snow has been predicted for certain parts of the UK over the next week, too.