PICTURE GALLERY: The day Doncaster was buried in record snowfall

Heavy snow turned Doncaster into a winter wonderland
Heavy snow turned Doncaster into a winter wonderland
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Five years ago today Doncaster woke up to snow two feet deep.

The record-breaking blizzard paralysed the local transport network, schools were closed and motorists were left stranded.

Bravely trekking through heavy snow in Doncaster in 2010.

Bravely trekking through heavy snow in Doncaster in 2010.

The snow began falling late on the evening of Monday November 29, continued all through the next day, and didn't peter out until late in the morning of December 1.

By the end of the unprecedented blizzard snow depths in the town were deeper than ever recorded.

Thousands of people across South Yorkshire were unable to make it into work as temperatures plummeted to a bone-chilling -11C.

The big chill lasted for two weeks and affected much of the country and resulted in roads being gridlocked and airports being closed.

A gritter ploughs through heavy snow in Doncaster in December 2010.

A gritter ploughs through heavy snow in Doncaster in December 2010.

Here's our look back to December 2010.

Boats on the Stainforth and Keadby Canal.

Boats on the Stainforth and Keadby Canal.

The A60 Doncaster to Tickhill road was brought to a standstill.

The A60 Doncaster to Tickhill road was brought to a standstill.

A picture postcard view of snowy Doncaster.

A picture postcard view of snowy Doncaster.

The South Yorkshire road network was paralysed by record levels of snow.

The South Yorkshire road network was paralysed by record levels of snow.

Heavy snow always means plenty of fun at Cusworth Hall.

Heavy snow always means plenty of fun at Cusworth Hall.