A BUS driver was caught on camera pulling off a demon bit of driving to avoid a car that had drifted into their path yesterday afternoon in Edinburgh, as the Beast from the East battered Scotland.
— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) 1 March 2018
A Red Warning — meaning there is a risk to life — was issued for part of the country until 10am this morning. An Amber alert continues for most of the rest of Scotland and North East England.
Drivers are being told to avoid heading out on the roads.
The chaos isn’t limited to the north of the UK: an amber warning was upgraded to red in south-west England and South Wales, as Storm Emma approaches and the two weather fronts meet.
However, Scotland has been the worst hit so far.
— Liam Shields (@LiamS27) 28 February 2018
More than 300 people were left stranded on the M80 motorway in Scotland last night in freezing temperatures. Nicola Lee told the BBC it was like sitting in a car park.
“We have no idea how much longer we’re going to be here for.”
Hundreds of people have been stuck on the M80 in Scotland due to heavy snow.
Nicola spoke to us at 6am this morning from her car: #BeastfromtheEast #snowday pic.twitter.com/TcfI3Ygl6m
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) 1 March 2018
This Ford Fiesta owner got more than he bargained for after failing to leave his car in gear on a sloping driveway.
Beast from the East 1-0 Step Dad 😭 pic.twitter.com/Ia6Limew1k
— Luke Howard (@lukehoward98) 28 February 2018
This road in the east of England was judged a no-go area by locals:
— Pete Kent (@NotPoshPete) 1 March 2018
A Forth 1 radio reporter had trouble with the blizzard conditions:
— Hope Webb (@imhopewebb) 1 March 2018
A car stuck in snow brought eh road at the Toll of Birness down to one lane this morning:
— Rachel Bell (@rachelbellABDN) 1 March 2018
Some were able to see the lighter side of things. One Twitter user in Ireland was amused by the presence of an ice cream van outside his house:
— TheNewAdamb99 (@TheNewAdamb99) 1 March 2018
Some ditched the car for skis during the morning commute:
No train/bus/car? No problem! Lovely ski to work through Edinburgh this morning – thanks to @HDuncansonPA and @DrRichHolliday for the vid! #BeastFromTheEast #GetOutside @PA @OSleisure @OrdnanceSurvey pic.twitter.com/JXsIIlERbz
— Catriona Webster (@cat_webster) 1 March 2018
More Beast from the East and Storm Emma scenes from around the UK…