In pictures: Snow and ice arrive as wintry weather sweeps across UK

Thousands of homes were left without power after heavy snow and ice brought major disruption to the UK.

Motorways and transport terminals were also affected as wintry weather swept in overnight.

A man warns motorists to pass slowly following an incident on the A417 between Gloucester and Cheltenham (Ben Birchall/PA)
A man warns motorists to pass slowly following an incident on the A417 between Gloucester and Cheltenham (Ben Birchall/PA)

A Blue Air flight comes into land at Luton Airport (Steve Parsons/PA)
A Blue Air flight comes into land at Luton Airport (Steve Parsons/PA)

Wintry conditions near Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire  (Rebecca Wardle/PA)
Wintry conditions near Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire
(Rebecca Wardle/PA)

Wintry conditions in Pollokshields, Glasgow (Jody Saunders/PA)
Wintry conditions in Pollokshields, Glasgow (Jody Saunders/PA)

The scene of an accident on the M1
The scene of an accident on the M1 (Northants Roads and Armed Policing Team/PA)

Lorries stuck between junctions one and two (Twitter/@simontab/PA)
Lorries stuck between junctions one and two (Twitter/@simontab/PA)

A postman pushes his trolley over snow on the High Street in Broadway, Worcestershire (PA)
A postman pushes his trolley over snow on the High Street in Broadway, Worcestershire (PA)

A lorry stuck on the A14 in Northampton (PA)
A lorry stuck on the A14 in Northampton (PA)

Sheep are driven to another field in the Cotswolds (PA)
Sheep are driven to another field in the Cotswolds (PA)

People enjoy the snow at Broadway Tower on the Cotswold hills, Worcestershire (PA)
People enjoy the snow at Broadway Tower on the Cotswold hills, Worcestershire (PA)

Families have a snowball fight on the High Street in Broadway (PA)
Families have a snowball fight on the High Street in Broadway (PA)

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