More than 140 people spent the night in their cars in Dumfries and Galloway, with more than 500 in emergency accommodation.
In Cumbria, emergency services received 1500 weather-related calls in 24 hours, with snow drifts in some areas of up to 20 feet.
Watch Jonny Blair's report below.
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