Due to the lack of truck drivers to sprinkle salt on the roads, the Brits may suffer from travel chaos in the winter.
Forecasters have warned that it will be further south next week as snow has already reached the mountains.
But highway officials are scrambling to hire more drivers to keep motorists safe, as officials warn that large sand dunes could be cut off.
Meanwhile, with a worrying double blow, there are fewer grains in storage than in the previous winter.
Transportation employers in Scotland say snowfall in general is much faster and denser, with 30,000 tonnes less salt in stock than last year.
The Association of Local Governments has warned that the onset of cold weather this weekend could cause problems for commuters.
Councilor David Renard said: “Some councils have been affected by sand mining as well as garbage collection. “
Dozens of vacant driving jobs are being advertised across the UK.
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Hampshire officials told The Star, “We are training new drivers to make sure we can maintain our winter service when demand peaks.”
At Rexham, consultants “are monitoring the situation very closely.”
There have been reports of problems as temperatures drop to zero across the country in a new Arctic eruption.
Ten days of cold spells are expected across the country, with snow already falling in the heights of northern Scotland.
Loch Ranch in Perth and Kinross could suffer from cold, which will see mercury fall below zero.
Elsewhere, moderate temperatures can drop as low as 17 ° C to 4 ° C.
Across the country, people are being urged to take off their winter coats during the winter, when the 900-mile-wide Arctic landslide occurs.
Frozen Icelandic winds are blowing across the UK.
Some forecasters are expecting snow in the north from Monday, while those in the south are expected to see snowfall between November 28 and November 30, according to Brian Case of Weather Outlook.
A sudden low of -7C is expected later next week.
Meteorological forecaster Marco Pedagna said: “I can not imagine a better weather model for those who like cold weather.
“The weekend will be very cold from the north. From Sunday, it will rain in the north, with some snowfall at high altitudes, sometimes reaching low levels.
“Also in the south there seems to be less rain, but there is little risk of frost on winter weather and cold nights.”
MetDesk officials also warned, “If you do not like the cold, look elsewhere.
“There’s a big change coming next week, with Arctic winds, falling temperatures and snow for some.”
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