Forecasters have warned of the “coldest night of the season” for parts of the UK, with temperatures dropping to as low as -10C as storm Arwen left tens of thousands of homes without power and brought widespread snow.
Three people were killed when trees were blown over by strong winds while buildings were damaged and transportation disrupted.
Northern Powergrid, which supplies energy to northeastern Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, said 240,000 customers lost service but by Sunday supply had been restored to 200,000.
Electricity North West, which supplies energy to an area between the Scottish border and Stockport, said 67,000 of the 83,000 customers who lost power had seen their supply restored.
Heavy snow caused trucks to get stuck and plows were used in a number of areas where pub staff and Oasis tribute band Noasis stranded since Friday at the Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales due to heavy snowfall.
A man from Lancaster died after a tree fell on him in Ambleside, Cumbria, while another man from Aberdeenshire died after a tree fell and hit his car around 6pm on Friday.
A third man, Francis Lagan, from Antrim in Northern Ireland, died similarly on Friday. Tribute was paid tribute to the “famous educator and civic leader” who was killed when a tree hit his car while traveling along Dublin Road in County Antrim with his wife and two of their children.
The community in South Derry was reportedly “amazed” at the sudden loss of Mr. Lagan, who worked as a principal at St Mary’s Primary School in Maghera.
The Met Office has said it expects to see mercury fall below zero in many parts of the country, including in cities like London, where it could be -2C in the late hours of Sunday.
It has also issued two warnings of yellow ice – one across the eastern part of Scotland and another stretching from the north-east of England down to the south coast from Sunday afternoon.
The warnings, which are set to last until Monday morning, say people should expect to see “icy spots” on roads and sidewalks, meaning accidents and landslides and falls are “more likely”.