Big freeze wipes out football fixtures as snow wreaks havoc with schedule
11:02 GMT, 18 January 2013
12:07 GMT, 18 January 2013
Football fixtures up and down the country are being called off as the adverse weather conditions wreak havoc with the schedule.
But Chelsea players John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic didn't seem overly concerned with the cold weather, as they took their tops off and signed them for fans who were waiting at Chelsea's training ground, Cobham.
Five nPower League One and two nPower League Two matches have already suffered with more expected to be called off as snow blankets the UK.
One Premier League game is also at risk with Southampton reported to have suffered burst pipes to their undersoil heating.
But with heavy snow affecting all parts of the UK, many more games are expected to fall foul of the weather.
At Harlington, QPR's training ground, a lone groundsman had the sorry job of clearing the pitch, while Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini did not look to happy as he arrived at a snow covered Carrington.
Meanwhile, horse racing meetings have also been affected. Today's meetings at Chepstow, Liungfield, and Wolverhampton have all been called off.
Also gone are Saturday's cards at Taunton and Haydock with the one remaining jump meeting, Ascot, also under threat.
Sportsmail will continue to keep up to date with all the latest news as games get cancelled throughout the day.
Scroll down for a full list of the football games called off
Bit cold, boys: Chelsea's John Terry (left) and Branislav Ivanovic (right) donate their shirts to waiting fans in the snow at Cobham training ground
Tackling the weather: A lone QPR groundsman attempts to clear the snow at their training ground, Harlington
Cold welcome: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini (pictured) arrives at Carrington
Cancellations: Newcastle United's Fabricio Coliccini (left) and Jonas Gutierrez (right) train in the snow earlier this week
Adverse: Chelsea cancelled a match a couple of years ago because of dangerous conditions around the ground
Matches off so far:
NPOWER LEAGUE ONE
Scunthorpe v Portsmouth
Crawley Town v Carlisle
Bury v Stevenage
Southend v Plymouth
Hartlepool v Colchester
NPOWER LEAGUE TWO
Accrington Stanley v AFC Wimbledon
Rochdale v Gillingham
More to follow…