Greatest sympathy to those affected.
We were very lucky, with no significant damage. (Just a short length of gutter to re-fit)
A few local lanes were briefly closed with trees down.
This shows up my age but on 8th December 1990 we had a severe snow storm that came so thick & fast the snow sat on the wires & snapped off electric poles. It was very localised to the Midlands.
We had a week without electric and 3 weeks without a phone, no internet in those days
We milked with a PTO drive to the vacuum pump & the milk was collected "as it was" no worries about <6 degrees, they were just glad to have it. No power to drive central heating pump (provided by our Danheat straw burner) , Calorgaz for cooking or toast bread on the fire, no TV just battery powered radio.
When it all calmed down, Dad went out & bought a generator.
We've seen it before & we'll see it again, fortunately we're lucky & wise enough to have generators, 4G etc
I remember that storm, the snow was incredible. It took Dad and I all day to do what usually took Dad an hour in the morning.
We threw a dozen bales of hay into the spreader on the back of the Case 1056 and drove the 2-3 miles to the sheep near Kenilworth Castle. Along the way, needing 4wd, we were aware of some quite big bumps in the road and realised we were running over snapped off telegraph poles. Then we saw a big hump in the road which turned out to be a car covered in snow. If I recall correctly it was somebody you may know @Bruce Almighty who had left Kenilworth early doors to attempt the journey to milk cows several miles away, but had to abandon his car and trudge back home, luckily not far.
Once at the sheep it took several attempts to get down the sunken lane and to the gate where we found all the sheep in one tight bunch not far from the gate. They were pleased to see us but once we spread the hay out they all buggered off along a narrow track they had cut through the snow!
It took over an hour to drive home again and the rest of the day to feed the cattle.