The north-east was last night bracing itself for another blast of snow.
The Met Office has issued a yellow “severe” weather warning for Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.
The alert was in place from 6pm last night until today at 11am, with snow and ice set to grip the region once again.
It comes following Wednesday’s unexpected blizzard – which blanketed roads and forced north-east pupils home from school.
About 4in of snow will fall in the highest regions of Aberdeenshire and Moray, with about an inch coming to lower levels overnight.
The Met Office’s chief forecaster said: “Snow showers will affect some higher routes during Friday evening, overnight and into Saturday morning.
“Initially, only the very highest routes will be affected, but the snow level will lower during the night. Ice will also readily form on untreated surfaces.
“Please be aware of these wintry hazards and the potential for some difficult driving conditions.
“Showers will affect the north and east of the country throughout this period, with these turning increasingly wintry.
“The main snow level will be initially around 500 metres (1,640ft), with around 10 cm of snow expected, lowering to around 100 metres.
“The wintry showers will also see ice readily form on untreated surfaces.”
Further south, schools have been closed, flights delayed and commuters were facing hazardous road conditions after heavy snowfall.
The north of England has been blanketed, with as much as 10cm of snow reported on high ground.
More than 50 schools in Oldham, Greater Manchester, 28 in West Yorkshire and eight in Leeds have been closed.
Heavy overnight snow in East Lancashire also led to the closure of up to 50 schools, with the Hyndburn, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale areas most affected.
The Met Office has warned motorists to allow extra time for journeys because of icy conditions on the roads.
Weather warnings were issued for Northern Ireland, north Wales, northern and western England and Scotland as a frontal system came in from the Atlantic.
The Met Office said that strong, north-easterly winds and wintry showers in many places will ensure that temperatures remain below normal at least until the middle of next week.