Monday, February 2, 2009

More winter

Looks like Jimmy's gonna see his shadow in SP today. I'm fine with a few more weeks of winter. I do hope we get more snow too.

I love SNOW. Apparently though, it's thrown the UK off their game.
BBC weather forecaster Tomasz Schafernaker said the worst-affected area has been the Thames Valley and Greater London where the transport network is at its most concentrated, which is why there has been such chaos.
A snowman greeted BBC website reader David Shipway on his doorstep

He said some parts of London have seen up to 8 inches (20 cm) of snow and through Monday evening there will be another band of snow.

Overall, some parts of London could see a foot (30cm) of snow, while northern England and the Pennines could see as much as 20 inches (50cm) - made worse by strong winds which will cause snow to drift, he added.

Thousands of school children across England and Wales woke up to the news that their school was closed for the day.

Most Surrey schools are closed, while in Essex, more than 450 shut and 255 Berkshire schools are closed. Leicestershire and Rutland gave pupils at 200 schools the day off.

Thousands more are closed across Wales, London, north-east England, East and West Sussex, Kent, Norfolk Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Suffolk, where snow-ploughs were out on the county's roads for the first time in more than 15 years.

Hospitals in London have put out an emergency call to staff to come into work because of a big increase in 999 calls.

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