Page last updated at 15:36 GMT, Friday, 6 February 2009
UK prepares for freezing weekend



Traffic passes along the M40 near Stokenchurch in Buckinghamshire

The AA had received more than 3,000 callouts by 0930 GMT on Friday, double its normal workload.

Children have a snowball fight

Children enjoy the weather on Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset, where it has snowed everyday this week.

A van driver attempts to clear a path in the compacted ice and snow on the A37 in Totterdown, Bristol

The West Country and south Wales were worst-hit overnight. Up to eight inches (20cm) of snow is forecast in places.

Sledgers gather at the top of at Arnos Vale park, Bristol

The heavy snow in Bristol provided a chance to go sledging.

Skiers at the Nevis range near Fort William

Ski resorts in Scotland said they were bracing themselves for a bumper weekend after a week of heavy snow.

Stranded motorists enjoy a warm cup of tea.

Many motorists in south Devon were forced to abandon their vehicles and spend the night in hotels or community centres nearby.

Lorries were stranded on the A37

Several lorries were stranded on the A37 in Totterdown, Bristol.

A snowplough battles through at Middlemoor, Exeter.

In Exeter the snowploughs battled to keep the streets free of snow.

Cars stuck in the snow on the A38 between Exeter and Plymouth

More than 150 people were stranded in their vehicles for several hours after heavy snow brought the A38 near Exeter to a standstill

Cars stuck on the A38

Michael Cude sent this photo after he and his three children were stuck in freezing temperatures for more than three hours

The Old Market Square in Nottingham

The Old Market Square in Nottingham, is one part of the UK currently experiencing heavy snow.

Sheep

Sheep wait to be fed in the snow at Coombe near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire.

People throw snowballs in Victoria Park, Windmill Hill, Bristol

In Bristol's Victoria Park people are out enjoying the snow.

Traffic on the Worcester to Pershore road

More snowfall in parts of England and Wales has brought fresh travel disruption and school closures.

A car stuck on a snow covered road in Duston, Northampton

A spokesman for the Highways Agency has advised drivers to take extreme care and not to travel in the worst affected areas unless it is essential.

Traffic through snow covered branches in Overseal

Snow is forecast to gradually become lighter during Thursday as the band of bad weather moves north, but very little of the existing snow cover is expected to melt.

Lorries queue on the A45 near East Hunsbury.

Lorries queue on the A45 near East Hunsbury. Photo: Peter Brown. Please send your photos to yourpics@bbc.co.uk



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 iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. 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