Another icy blast of wintry weather headed south today bringing busy roads to a standstill and leaving thousands of homes without power.
25,000 homes in part of Northern England are waiting to have their electricity restored but the snow and wind are hampering efforts.
One resident in Hamsterley Colliery in County Durham said he struggled to get any information about what was going on and what was being done to fix it. He had to resort to using candles.
Northern Powergrid says it is doing all it can to get things back to normal, but the conditions mean it's taking longer than usual:
- Households affected across the North East, Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire
- Around 200 incidents are causing the power cuts
- Can’t give a timescale on when power will return
The snow also brought traffic problems during the morning rush hour:
- Police reported weather-related accidents on the M1 and M62
- The A57 Snake Pass, which links Sheffield and Manchester, was closed
- In North Yorkshire, 3ft snow drifts were causing problems for motorists mainly on routes across the North York Moors
- On the A169 near Pickering and a snow plough was sent to help a stranded motorist but came off the road and struck a power line
Some motorists are struggling to stay on the road as blizzards sweep across the country. This car ran off the road near Cragg Vale.
Police have been urging people to be "good neighbours" during the severe weather.
These satellite images show why Britain's weather is so dramatically different. The image on the left was taken last Monday showing almost cloudless skies. The image on the right was taken yesterday. The UK is hiding somewhere beneath the blanket of cloud.