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'Good job I've been panic buying!': Britons poke fun at #snowmaggedon as thousands enjoy day off work or school after blizzards swept UK overnight (11 Pics)

Britons are rejoicing at the prospect of a snow day after blizzards swept across the UK overnight blanketing the nation in crisp, white powder.
But as commuters wrap up warm and head to work, some have noticed a suspicious lack of fellow travellers and have taken to social media to share the deserted stations along with the hashtag #Snowmageddon. 
Despite the thick snow and the amber warning issued by the Met Office, Britons are seeing the fun side of the day, sharing pictures of their early snowman attempts and picturesque village pub dusted with the February frost.    
Some have even taken their #Snowmageddon preparations to extreme lengths, stocking their fridge with dozens of bottles of milk (semi-skimmed), should the worst happen and they need endless cups of tea to sooth their woes.
Snow Wars Return of the Sled-i: Despite the thick snow and the amber warning issued by the Met Office, Britons are still seeing the fun side of the snow day, sharing pictures of their early snowman attempts and picturesque village pub dusted with the February frost - and even the odd sci-fi meme about the need for some more heavy duty gritters to tackle the roads
Guardian food critic Jay Rayner shows off his new redwood decking 
One splash or two? Some have even taken their #Snowmageddon preparations to extreme lengths, stocking their fridge with dozens of bottles of milk (semi-skimmed), should the worst happen and they need endless cups of tea to sooth their woes
Winter is here: This weather forecaster issued a Stark reminder of the perils on snow last night
Not everywhere has been affected, though, leaving some bemoaning the lack of snow of their driveways and roads.
One disgruntled Brit, disappointment at the thin layer of ice on his tarmac even took out a measuring tape to highlight the severe lack of inches. 
Meanwhile others shared tweets demanding to know where their snowfall was and why they are missing out on all the fun.
Quality not quantity, Rhodri: One disgruntled Brit, disappointment at thin layer of ice on his tarmac even took out a measuring tape to highlight the severe lack of inches
This Twitter user was clearly expecting some more snow than the dusting of powder outside
Amber warning: The Met Office has issued an amber warning that carries a 'potential risk to life' with more extreme snowfall expected in the Home Counties and West Country until lunchtime, cutting off towns and villages
Meanwhile others shared tweets demanding to know where their snowfall was and why they are missing out on all the fun
Londoner Mia also took umbrage at the lack of snow having rushed home before 9pm to avoid the blizzard
Unbearlievable: Andy Sowton was less than enthused with picking up this hitchhiker this morning
The Samaritans have said they are on hand throughout the day for those who need support
The Met Office has issued an amber warning that carries a 'potential risk to life' with more extreme snowfall expected in the Home Counties and West Country until lunchtime, cutting off towns and villages.
The overnight lowest temperature was -15.4C (4.3F) in the Aberdeenshire village of Braemar - making it the coldest night in seven years, since the -15.6C (3.9F) observed on February 11, 2012 at Holbeach in Lincolnshire.
Around 12 hours of snowfall - the heaviest in England this winter - knocked out power for around 1,000 homes in and around Southampton. Flights across the south were cancelled, including from London Heathrow.

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