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.
This driver had a near miss with a bus in Edinburgh yesterday afternoon.
— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews)
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.
scotland Class 101: less is more when descending Hilltown in Dundee. Second significant accident here today
— Liam Shields (@LiamS27)
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:
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast)
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 😭
— Luke Howard (@lukehoward98)
This road in the east of England was judged a no-go area by locals:
Local folk, avoid Arminghall Lane at all costs!
— Pete Kent (@NotPoshPete)
A Forth 1 radio reporter had trouble with the blizzard conditions:
Life as a reporter during … 😂
— Hope Webb (@imhopewebb)
A car stuck in snow brought eh road at the Toll of Birness down to one lane this morning:
Toll of Birness down to 1 lane… car stuck in snow
— Rachel Bell (@rachelbellABDN)
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:
Only in Ireland 😂
— TheNewAdamb99 (@TheNewAdamb99)
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 and for the vid!
— Catriona Webster (@cat_webster)
More Beast from the East and Storm Emma scenes from around the UK…