Heavy snow across Scotland and Northern Ireland and parts of England caused travel chaos overnight. Hundreds of drivers were forced to spend the night in their cars on the M74, south of Glasgow.

More challenging weather is expected, with the UK's Met Office issuing an amber warning for south-central Scotland and north-east England overnight from Wednesday (17 January) to Thursday. Schools have been closed in parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

While getting stranded in a blizzard is nobody's idea of fun, the snow does have its upsides. People have been posting beautiful wintry photos and videos onto Instagram and Twitter. You can never have too many slow-motion videos of dogs jumping to catch snowballs.

IBTimes UK shares some of the most beautiful – and most frustrating – photos of Britain in the snow.

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Gabriel Stitt pulls his sled through the snow in Belfast, Northern Ireland Charles McQuillan/Getty Images