Motorists have been urged to delay travelling until this afternoon as roads across the south and east of England are covered in dangerous ice, after what was due to be the coldest night recorded in Britain since 2010.
Weather warnings are in place for the fifth day in a row after temperatures last night were set to be as low as -16C.
The Met Office have warned that areas with heavy snowfall should expect it to have turned to ice overnight and any car travel should be taken in the afternoon if possible, so that roads can be treated with grit.
Simon Partridge, a meteorologist at the Met Office said: “The main concern is black ice on the roadways, and we simply need time to get to the most at-risk areas.
“If you can travel later, please do,” he added.
“Today is a Sunday, thankfully, so there are expected to be fewer cars on the roads.”