A week on and the snow is still causing problems around our region as we adapt to life in sub zero temperatures
But not everyone is finding it a chore. In fact for some business, the bad weather is a welcome boost.
The RSPB is urging people to help birds this winter by putting out food and fresh water.
Feeding wild birds throughout winter is vital, but one Norfolk wildlife reserve owner has gone further by hand-feeding a tiny robin.
The MP for Colchester Sir Bob Russell has questioned widespread school closures because of the snow.