SLIDESHOW: The day Sheffield was buried in record snowfall - five years ago today

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Five years ago today Sheffield woke up to snow two feet deep.

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

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 city were deeper than ever recorded.

Hundreds of motorists had to stay overnight in a church hall after becoming stranded on the A57 between Sheffield and Worksop.

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

Whirlowdale Road, Sheffield, December 1 2010

Whirlowdale Road, Sheffield, December 1 2010

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

FLASHBACK: Record lows at minus 11C, deepest snow - and no end in sight


The Star front page December 1 2010

The Star front page December 1 2010

The Star front page December 2 2010

The Star front page December 2 2010

The Star front page December 4 2010

The Star front page December 4 2010