Snow And Ice Bring Chaos To UK

Up to 6ins (15cm) of snow fell in the customary cold spots of north-east Scotland and northern England, as well as in Wales and Northern Ireland, but it even fell in Cornwall, causing problems on trains and on the roads.


The A1 in Northumberland southbound was at a standstill near Gateshead after a car overturned on ice, and, northbound, it was blocked near Carville by a jack-knifed lorry. There were also reports of roads not having been gritted.

In Cumbria, the A592 Kirkstone Pass was partly blocked after an accident.

The A165 in East Yorkshire was hazardous because of ice and snow and the A170 in North Yorkshire was similarly affected and was closed at Thirsk.

Snow was causing dangerous driving conditions in Cornwall on the A30 in Bodmin.

For more information, visit the Traffic England website.


The route between Newcastle and Darlington was delayed by 40 minutes due to a broken down engineering train.

There were also delays on the route between Peterborough and Stevenage.

Poor weather conditions were expected to cause problems throughout the day on the East Coast route btween Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London Kings Cross.

For more information, go to the National Rail website.

9:16AM GMT 25 Nov 2010

Source: The Telegraph

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