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.
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Clear spells and frost. Wintry showers in the east at first. Snow and ice may linger until Monday lunchtime in places
Outbreaks of sleet or snow, breezy and turning very cold, the wind chill making temperatures feel like sub-zero. Warnings for snow and ice
Cumbria Police are looking to recruit more than 100 new police constables, just months after the force had been threatened by budget cuts.