|European Christmas frozen in this year drastic snow fall
Saturday, 18 December 2010
For Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia, Snow and cold will has already given us the direction to structure our lives but in other part of Europe such as the UK, this type of life-style seem to be a new one.
The cold and snow fall will continue to create havoc in large parts of northern Europe and other places where in the past snow has not been a big deal. Hundreds of motorists were forced to stay overnight in their cars stuck on the M6 in England. Arctic conditions also hit rail and road travel, with the media reporting that hundreds of people caught out by the snow.
This morning, British major airport where closed as a result of heavy snow fall and the frozen surfaces.
Both British Airways and all its departures from Heathrow terminal 5 were closed. Gatwick airport was also closed. British airways, Easyjet and Ryanair all cancelled their flights. BA that runs British airports warns all travellers and passengers not to travel to the airports at the moment if their flights have been cancelled. They are advised to contact their airliners for more information.
According to the Reuters news agency, most of western Britain, Northern Ireland and northern Scotland suffered blizzards while the south was also disrupted in what Transport Secretary Philip Hammond described as "extraordinary" conditions.
"We will be doing what we can to keep the transport network moving, but as I think is clear ... these are really quite extraordinary weather conditions, and we are expecting more heavy snow during the course of the day, particularly in southern England," Hammond told BBC radio.
It is the third winter in a row that Britain has been left largely snowbound, and hit by record low temperatures.
By Scancomark.se Team