Page last updated at 11:45 GMT, Wednesday, 4 February 2009
UK prepares for freezing weekend



A snowy street in Rubery, Birmingham

Thousands of children are forced to take another day off school, and more snow is forecast for the UK. Benjamin Thomas captured this scene in Rubery, Birmingham after overnight falls.

Snow in London

Heavy snow has fallen across large parts of the UK, disrupting travel and closing hundreds of schools.

Snowy street

South-east England experienced the heaviest snowfall for 18 years.

Cars on snow covered road

The Met Office has warned of more ice and snow in many parts of the UK.

M20

In Kent the London-bound M20 was temporarily closed.

London bus

On Monday all London buses were withdrawn from service due "to adverse weather and dangerous driving conditions".

Mortlake

A sign advised passengers not to travel at Mortlake train station in London.

Commuter

Many commuters took to the streets due to the public transport network coming to a virtual standstill.

Bicycle

The owner of this bicycle seemed to have decided to find an alternative means of transport.

Street scene

On the roads, motorists were warned of dangerous driving conditions.

Aircraft at Heathrow

Snow forced the closure of both runways at Heathrow, with more than 700 of the airport's 1,300 daily flights cancelled.

Motorway during snow shower

Heavy snow is forecast in Grampian and the Highlands on Wednesday, with widespread icy conditions in others parts of Scotland.



Print Sponsor



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific