The big freeze that has brought Britain to a shivering standstill has decimated the weekend's sporting fixture list.
Matches and meetings up and down the country were called off yesterday due to safety concerns over fans and competitors' access to venues on Britain's icy travel network.
Football, racing and rugby union have been worst hit with more fixtures post poned than are going ahead this weekend in what is one of the worst winters for 30 years.
Sheffield Wednesday's vital game with Peterborough at the foot of the Championship and Huddersfield Town's long trip down to Southampton in League One were among the first football matches to be called off yesterday morning.
As the day progressed the fixtures involving Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers, Bradford City and Sheffield United were all postponed with treacherous travel conditions rather than the state of pitches being the predominant cause.
"The safety of our supporters is the club's main concern in these circumstances," said Sheffield Wednesday chief executive Nick Parker, in a statement that echoed the sentiments of clubs throughout the country.
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