Temperatures fell to record lows in some areas - with the mercury plunging as far as minus 17C in Greater Manchester, turning the heavy snowfalls of the previous two days into ice. Transport Minister Sadiq Khan said the Government was doing "everything possible" to keep roads open.
"Diamond UK Delivery Update Thursday 07.01.10": «It looks very promising that our Carriers will be able to pick up product today. The Carriers have confirmed this, and some vans have already visited the warehouse. When the product is picked up, it will still be subject to local weather and road conditions at Hubs and Depots.»