Snow and ice brought a sudden and unpleasant halt to Christmas festivities in South Holland and the surrounding areas at the weekend.
Temperatures as low as -3C were recorded in parts of Lincolnshire as snow brought travel chaos to the area, with tree branches coming down on roads and a spate of minor crashes.
But the biggest problem was a Boxing Day power cut that left about 1,500 homes in Gosberton and Quadring without electricity for up to four hours.
A Western Power Distribution spokesman said: “We experienced some problems when two overhead power lines in fields to the east of Gosberton village came down in bad weather just after 10.30pm on Boxing Day evening.
“The majority of properties had their supplies back on within 15 minutes, with the remaining properties put back on by 2.30am on Saturday.
“Western Power Distribution would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers.”
More than 40 gritters were sent out by county highways officers between Christmas Eve and the day after Boxing Day to treat A and B roads in the county, including the A16, A17 and A151 between Spalding and Bourne.
Milder weather is expected over the next few days, with temperatures of between 1C and 6C leading up to New Year’s Eve.