And so after the warnings from the Met office, the big day has arrived, the snow has finally landed across most of the UK. Wales is now on a red alert as more than 2 000 schools are closed with widespread disruption on the roads. There is an amber warning for Northern Ireland and most of England, with snow also due in parts of Scotland as it continues to travel east across the country.

Travel is already severely affected and airports including Cardiff, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and London Heathrow have major disruptions.

Trains are feeling the strain with many lines and stations closed. Although some train companies with the advance warning of bad weather, are, laying on extra trains where possible to assist us travellers and commuters.

The AA released a statement this morning saying 'they have attended around 3,300 breakdowns nationwide. With more than 1,200 breakdowns every hour although this figure is expected to rise over 9 000 by the end of the day. They added the busiest areas are the south coast, parts of the South West, Midlands and London.

However weather warnings have also predicted blizzards, high winds, ice and in some cases the snow is expected to reach nearly a foot.

So the general view is, check your local weather and news bulletins for the latest news and updates, Don't travel unless you have to, keep an eye on any vulnerable neighbours and exercise great caution and care in the current bad conditions.

I am Ann Salter stay tuned for the latest news on UK snow wherever you are with us at

Written and presented by Ann Salter