Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Big FREEZE creates Bigger Chaos across Britain and Europe

The big freeze, with parts of the UK set to endure bitterly cold nights until Thursday, has become a bigger chaos as it has lead to dangerously icy travelling conditions.

Photo: MatrixPictures, Stephen Lock/I-Images, Getty Images
The mercury is likely to touch as low as -3C for large parts of eastern and southeastern England and Scotland, with a thaw not likely to come until later in the week, according to the Met Office.

The British Met Office warns that outbreaks of showery rain will 'heighten the risk of ice' in these areas.

Here are some of the highlights on Sunday:
  • Central Line Tube train breaks down forcing passengers to walk along the tracks to the next station
  • M25 grinds to a halt with some cars in gridlock for hours
  • 200 flights will not take off today to 'minimize disruption to passengers'
  • 18,000 travelers could be affected by possible freezing fog at the airport
  • Britain on amber alert - the Met Office's second highest severe weather warning
Read more / see more photos of the Big Freeze: Mail Online


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