The anticipated blanketing stayed away with remote and high ground areas only receiving a light unthreatening dusting of the white and stuff.
As much as 4cm had been predicted last night but the vagaries of the British weather failed to materialise – but treacherous ice did rear its slippery head.
One of the worst affected areas was in the Poundsgate area where several motorists came a cropper on steep hills either side of the village this morning.
One motorist said: ‘I saw four cars which had been abandoned. One of them was hit by a car which lost control on the ice and slid into it. It was a bit scary.’
Highways chiefs were taking no chances beforehand by issuing cold snap warnings for the county late yesterday afternoon.