The Beast From the East has arrived!
They promised us chaos, and they did not disappoint!
- Police and fire services have rescued stranded vehicles as roads are shut due to treacherous conditions
- Disruption to trains reported on c2c, Greater Anglia, ScotRail, Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink
- Gatwick Express, Stansted Express, South Western Railway, TfL Rail and London Overground also affected
- Temperatures plummeted again overnight, with Farnborough in Hampshire recording a low of -11C (12.2F)
Thousands of schools were forced to close today after arctic conditions hit the UK like one of those frozen disney princesses. Work places sent their employees home early amidst travel chaos, and for those who were able to enjoy a snow day the blizzards were unrelenting!
The Met Office said the arrival of Storm Emma tomorrow from France and Portugal will bring a ‘cocktail of weather events’ which will see blizzards, gales and sleet for the UK just days after the bitingly cold air arrived from Russia.
Is this because of Brexit? It is, Isn’t it?
Ok, maybe not. But it seems as if Britain is bearing the brunt of weather fronts coming from all directions and has plummeted us into the land of Narnia. Where it is always winter, but never Christmas.
Football matches have been postponed across Scotland , winds whipping off the North Sea blew a lamp post onto a moving car, and the Virgin train line between Carlisle and Scotland was shut with no replacement buses.
More than 1,300 schools have been shut across England today, including 529 in Kent, 244 in North Yorkshire, 370 in Suffolk, 49 in East Sussex, 41 in Stockton-on-Tees, 40 in Doncaster, 38 in Middlesbrough and 35 in Hartlepool.