SNOW UPDATE: Island comes to standstill
Fast ferry sailings have been cancelled.
The freezing weather has closed all Jersey schools.
There have been many accidents on the island's roads, with some traffic at a standstill. A lorry overturned on Beaumont Hill in Jersey.
TTS say that if you've been given a ticket in a car park today contact them & you will only be charged the equivalent of your normal parking.
All non urgent outpatients appointments have been cancelled in the General Hospital.
The severe weather is continuing to disrupt islanders. Up to 200 homes are without electricity and likely to be without power overnight.
Jersey Electricity say conditions are the worst since the Great Storm of 1987.
The worst affected parishes are St Lawrence and St Peter, though some disruption has also occurred in Trinity and St Martin.
Engineers are working to repair all the downed cables.
Band of Island of Jersey concert cancelled this evening.
Income Tax Office is closed.
St Peter's ladies football training cancelled.
Jersey Day Hospice & St Ouen's Hospice Shop closed.
Jersey War Tunnels shut.
St Peter’s Parish Hall shut.
Up to 10cm of snow and strong winds and significant drifting is expected throughout the day.
Strong winds will cause blizzard conditions, as they reach Gale Force 8 from the north east across Jersey and Guernsey, Severe Gale 9 for Alderney, and they will be gusty.
Jersey Met issued a red warning at the weekend for snow which hasn't been issued since 1979.
These warnings are only issued when several inches of snow is expected, and when it is thought that it could cause major disruption to daily life.