The Freezing temperatures and blankets of snow are disrupting the first day of the working week, as commuters across the UK have faced major disruptions on their morning journeys.

Virgin Trains warned of some cancellations in its services between London and Birmingham and the North West, while services into London King's Cross were also affected. Eurostar,First Capital Connect, Southeastern, Southern and South West Train are all facing disruption, with London Underground and Overground services also suffering delays due to the wintry weather and overrunning engineering work.

Hundreds of schools remain closed across England this morning, as public transport struggles under the cold snap. One in ten flights have being cancelled at Heathrow Airport, with any travellers being advised to check their plane's flight status before they depart on their journeys.

Drivers have been urged to be extra cautious on the roads, after one person was killed in a car accident along the A12 in Essex. A woman, believed to be in her 20s, was found dead after collapsing in the snow in Deal, Kent.

The Met Office has issued amber warnings, saying that residents of north-east England and the Scottish borders should be prepared for a further 8 inches of snow.

Written and presented by Alfred Joyner