London (CNN)Britain was hit by heavy snow and subzero temperatures Wednesday as the "Beast from the East" brought chaos to the country's infrastructure.
'Beast from the East' brings snow and chaos to Britain
The cold snap, which has chilled much of Europe, left Britain blanketed in snow, forcing hundreds of schools to close and leaving the country's transport services and motorists facing severe delays.
The freezing winds swept across Europe from Siberia.
Rail companies have warned customers that their trains could be delayed while several services across the country were canceled.
London's Heathrow Airport tweeted that it did not expect significant disruptions.
Several roads across the country