Some people struggled to get to work, others stayed at home, while the rest went out to play.
Here, with the help of BBC Radios 2, 4 and 5Live - and a little music - see how the snow covering large parts of the UK changed the daily routines of millions of people.
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Music: Sparkling Snow, by John Murphy / My World, by Lorne Balfe / Mandolin Mountain, by Vasco. Slideshow by Paul Kerley. Publication date 2 February 2009.