Motorists endured a miserable and cold return to work yesterday with delays occurring on road, rail and on the Tube.
Following a freezing night which saw temperatures drop to minus 12C in parts, a series of accidents led to traffic jams on major road routes.
Over-running rail engineering works caused hour-long peak delays to trains in and out of London’s Liverpool Street station.
With engineering work on the railways overrun at Liverpool Street station, the Stansted Express and services run by National Express East Anglia also experienced delays.
There were also many delays due to a train which broke down on the London over ground line in north and east London while passengers on Merseyrail services faced delays of up to 30 minutes.
On the London Underground, morning peak hour services were affected by signal failures at Bromley-by-Bow in East London and at Putney Bridge in south-west London.
This meant the District line was suspended between Wimbledon and Parsons Green and the Hammersmith and City line had been suspended between Whitechapel and Barking.
Temperatures in central London were only expected to reach 2C (36F).
Forecaster with MeteoGroup, Brendan Jones, said that the UK was experiencing winds from the north and the east that was bringing in cold air from the Arctic and or Scandinavia.
He continued by saying that it will be pretty chilly for the next few days, and there will be much frost overnight and day-time temperatures were going to struggle to get above freezing.