GETTYNational Grid has issued a gas shortage warning during Snow Storm Emma
Supplies could run out as homes ignite their central heating and hot water in plummeting temperatures.
The UK is already reeling from the so-called Beast from the East which unleashed heavy snow and freezing winds from Monday night.
And now the severe Storm Emma is creeping across the Channel after developing in Portugal earlier in the week.
Up to two foot of snow is predicted in some areas, with the south of England and Scotland