North NewsA family was snowed in after they opened their front door and found a wall of snow
Wilf Buckle, 58, a farmer from Stainmore, Cumbria, came face-to-face with the aftermath of the Beast from the East at his farmhouse.
He described how he opened the front door and discovered a huge sheet of thick snow at the entrance.
Mr Buckle said: “I have never seen anything like it in my life. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it, it’s not good.
The farmer described how his family were forced to use shovels to dig their way out of the deluge of snow towering over them.
He said: "I have been here over 40 years and I have never seen anything close to this before - though I'm sure in my mum and dad's day they would have seen similar.Related articles
"I had to go down to the farm before to sort out the sheep. They do not like this weather at all, it is no good for them.
"It is quite a rural area so there is not that much near by.
"We have one lot of neighbours but I'm sure they will be very much in the same boat as us."
Their brush with the snow came as the Met Office issued its second,