In Pictures: Snow misery for many as search for spring continues

Parts of the UK woke up to more snow and ice as the "mini beast from the east" continued to disrupt the UK.

Okehampton in Devon was one of the areas hit by the blast of cold weather (Martin Keene/PA)
Okehampton in Devon was one of the areas hit by the blast of cold weather (Martin Keene/PA)
The A30 near Okehampton in Devon, which was hit by 'significant snow' overnight (Martin Keene/PA)
The A30 near Okehampton in Devon, which was hit by 'significant snow' overnight (Martin Keene/PA)

A total of 82 people stuck on the A30 were moved to a rest centre at Okehampton College at the north side of Dartmoor.

Richard White, volunteer rest centre manager, said spirits were high among the residents despite their dramatic evening.

The car park at the emergency rest centre at Okehampton College where motorists were taken after getting stuck due to the weather (Richard White/PA)
The car park at the emergency rest centre at Okehampton College where motorists were taken after getting stuck due to the weather (Richard White/PA)

Our newly weds, John & Sara who spent their wedding night at Okehampton Rest Centre.. Pretty unique way of spending your first night.. pic.twitter.com/UKNCdG5Ksf

-- Richard White (@Sectorleadrich) March 19, 2018

Traffic moves slowly on the A30 between Okehampton and Exeter (Martin Keene/PA)
Traffic moves slowly on the A30 between Okehampton and Exeter (Martin Keene/PA)
Members of the North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team team assist a motorist (Martin Keene/PA)
Members of the North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team team assist a motorist (Martin Keene/PA)
A member of the North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team watches a motorist driving along a road near Okehampton (Martin Keene/PA)
Meanwhile, another member of the North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team watches a motorist driving along a road near Okehampton (Martin Keene/PA)
In places where the sun came out, there was some fun to be had (Owen Humphreys/PA)
In places where the sun came out, there was some fun to be had (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Luke Clarke, seven, sledging in the snow in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
Luke Clarke, seven, sledging in the snow in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
Arthur, a West Highland terrier, explores the snow near Okehampton (Martin Keene/PA)
Arthur, a West Highland terrier, explores the snow near Okehampton (Martin Keene/PA)
Not to be outdone, Zara the dog plays in the snow in Derbyshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
Not to be outdone, Zara the dog plays in the snow in Derbyshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
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