Thursday, January 17th 2013, 12:16 PM EST
Britain is braced for 30 hours of snow with 23mph winds as gas companies warn that tens of thousands of people will see their heating fail.
The entire country is due to be blanketed in white by 3pm tomorrow with huge swathes of the country expecting up to four inches of snow.
The Met Office has even warned thousands in South Wales not to leave their homes as up to a foot of snow could fall.
The blizzards which will be attacking the country have brought with them warnings to motorists and pleas to look out for the vulnerable....
...They are expecting a huge spike of activity for its home service engineers; predicting 20,000 call-outs to UK homes this weekend, 33 per cent more than the weekend before and up 54 per cent on the relatively mild first weekend of the year.
The Met Office has issued amber warnings for East Midlands, East of England, London & South East England, North West England, Northern Ireland, South West England, Wales, West Midlands.
South Wales is on red alert – where the dangers even apply to the fit and healthy – and they could see up to 12 inches of snow matched by chilling 30mph winds, the Met Office said.
The rest of the country is on yellow alert – warning that they should prepared – and areas can expect up to two inches of snow.
Spokeswoman Alexa Jones said: “From about 3am the snow will start moving into South West and West Wales....click source to read FULL report