Motorists in Gloucestershire had to get their ice scrapers out for the first time this morning.
Ground frost blanketed the county as temperatures plummeted overnight.
Gloucestershire County Council's gritters were out last night treating the main roads in preparation for the cold.
It has stocks of more than 11,000 tonnes of salt in preparation for the winter months.
Forecasters predict the cold weather will stay with us throughout the weekend, although today's sunshine could be replaced by rain on Sunday.