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Snow Disrupts Travel in England and Scotland

December 1, 2010 By: Jena Tesse Fox

The BBC and other sources are reporting that snow and freezing temperatures are causing major problems for road, rail and air services in much of the UK, with icy road warnings and up to six inches of snow in some areas.

According to the BBC's website, many roads are blocked, some trains and buses have been cancelled, and Gatwick and Edinburgh airports will be closed until at least Thursday morning. The Met Office has issued heavy snow warnings for much of the eastern side of Britain and some central areas.

In England, heavy snow warnings are in place for the North East, Yorkshire and Humber, East Midlands, East, and London and the South. In Scotland the warnings apply to Grampian, Strathclyde, Central, Tayside and Fife, and South West, Lothian and Borders.

Thousands of rail commuters face disruptions to their journeys in Scotland and northern England—particularly in the Sheffield area. London and the southeast has also suffered, including delays and cancellations to travel services operating out of London Victoria and Charing Cross.

Police are advising people not to travel unless absolutely necessary, especially in the worst-hit areas of Scotland, Yorkshire, Derbyshire and south-east England.

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