SCOTS towns could become “cut off” as eight inches of snow is set to batter parts of the UK in a 40-hour ice blast.
The Met Office has issued snow and ice warnings across Scotland and northern England – with travel disruption and power cuts expected.
A yellow weather warning remains in place until 10am on Thursday, and stretches from Scotland’s north coast to the Peak District.
Up to 20cm (eight inches) of snow could fall on high ground, with delays and cancellations to rail and air likely.
The Met Office also warned that roads could become blocked by snow – and communities cut off.