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#Snowmageddon! Britons tweet joy at ‘snow day’ off work

#Snowmageddon! Britons tweet joy at ‘snow day’ off work after blizzards sweep UK while others moan of ’empty stations’ as they slog to the office

  • Snowy roofs, commuter chaos and overly excited Brits can only mean one thing
  • Blizzards sweeping in overnight has left Briton in the icy embrace of a snow day
  • Some schools are out and train stations are empty as travellers slog to the office
  • #Snowmageddon has taken off on Twitter as Brits go mad for the February frost
  • ** Email your photos of #Snowmageddon to rod.ardehali@mailonline.co.uk **

Britons are rejoicing at the prospect of a snow day after blizzards swept across the UK overnight blanketing the nation in crisp, white powder.

But as commuters wrap up warm and head to work, some have noticed a suspicious lack of fellow travellers and have taken to social media to share the deserted stations along with the hashtag #Snowmageddon. 

Despite the thick snow and the amber warning issued by the Met Office, Britons are seeing the fun side of the snow day, sharing pictures of their early snowman attempts and picturesque village pub dusted with the February frost.    

Some have even taken their #Snowmageddon preparations to extreme lengths, stocking their fridge with dozens of bottles of milk (semi-skimmed), should the worst happen and they need endless cups of tea to sooth their woes.

Snow Wars Return of the Sled-i: Despite the thick snow and the amber warning issued by the Met Office, Britons are still seeing the fun side of the snow day, sharing pictures of their early snowman attempts and picturesque village pub dusted with the February frost – and even the odd sci-fi meme about the need for some more heavy duty gritters to tackle the roads

Guardian food critic Jay Rayner shows off his new redwood decking 

Guardian food critic Jay Rayner shows off his new redwood decking 

One splash or two? Some have even taken their #Snowmageddon preparations to extreme lengths, stocking their fridge with dozens of bottles of milk (semi-skimmed), should the worst happen and they need endless cups of tea to sooth their woes

One splash or two? Some have even taken their #Snowmageddon preparations to extreme lengths, stocking their fridge with dozens of bottles of milk (semi-skimmed), should the worst happen and they need endless cups of tea to sooth their woes

Winter is here: This weather forecaster issued a Stark reminder of the perils on snow, last night

Winter is here: This weather forecaster issued a Stark reminder of the perils on snow, last night

Not everywhere has been affected, though, leaving some bemoaning the lack of snow of their driveways and roads.

One disgruntled Brit, disappointment at the thin layer of ice on his tarmac even took out a measuring tape to highlight the severe lack of inches. 

Meanwhile others shared tweets demanding to know where their snowfall was and why they are missing out on all the fun.

Amber warning: The Met Office has issued an amber warning that carries a 'potential risk to life' with more extreme snowfall expected in the Home Counties and West Country until lunchtime, cutting off towns and villages

Amber warning: The Met Office has issued an amber warning that carries a ‘potential risk to life’ with more extreme snowfall expected in the Home Counties and West Country until lunchtime, cutting off towns and villages

Quality not quantity, Rhodri: One disgruntled Brit, disappointment at thin layer of ice on his tarmac even took out a measuring tape to highlight the lack of inches

Quality not quantity, Rhodri: One disgruntled Brit, disappointment at thin layer of ice on his tarmac even took out a measuring tape to highlight the lack of inches

Meanwhile others shared tweets demanding to know where their snowfall was and why they are missing out on all the fun

Meanwhile others shared tweets demanding to know where their snowfall was and why they are missing out on all the fun

Londoner Mia also took umbrage at the lack of snow having rushed home before 9pm to avoid the blizzard

Londoner Mia also took umbrage at the lack of snow having rushed home before 9pm to avoid the blizzard

The Samaritans have said they are on hand throughout the day for those who need support

The Samaritans have said they are on hand throughout the day for those who need support

The Met Office has issued an amber warning that carries a ‘potential risk to life’ with more extreme snowfall expected in the Home Counties and West Country until lunchtime, cutting off towns and villages.

The overnight lowest temperature was -15.4C (4.3F) in the Aberdeenshire village of Braemar – making it the coldest night in seven years, since the -15.6C (3.9F) observed on February 11, 2012 at Holbeach in Lincolnshire.

Around 12 hours of snowfall – the heaviest in England this winter – knocked out power for around 1,000 homes in and around Southampton. Flights across the south were cancelled, including from London Heathrow.

 

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