Storm Emma has caused more than 500 flights to be cancelled in Britain and Ireland in addition to the closure of Glasgow and Edinburgh airports.
Forecasters have taken the rare step of issuing a red weather warning alert - the highest level - for south-west England and Wales from 3pm on Thursday until 2am on Friday morning.
This is England's first ever red "danger to life" alert, as people are warned to avoid all but essential travel on another day of sub-zero temperatures and "blizzard-like" conditions.
Roads, buses, trains, ferries and flights have all been affected as blizzard conditions anticipated due to Storm Emma. Hundreds of schools were shut down.
Britain's weather death toll has reached 10 after a seven-year-old girl died.