INSURERS paid out Pounds 650m in weather-related claims as the UK suffered the coldest winter for 30 years, a trade body said today. Around 335,000 claims were made between December 18 and January 13 when the country was hit by heavy snow and freezing temperatures, the Association of British Insurers said. The biggest area for claims was on car insurance, with insurers handling 268,400 claims and paying out Pounds 395m to cover damage to vehicles as drivers struggled on slippery roads.
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