A drop in the temperature on Sunday night has brought a Monday morning of fog, ice and snow which has caused major travel disruptions for commuters.
Sunday 11th December, Photo Credit: Nneoma Ekwegh
The Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Matthew Lehnert has said on the official Met Office website that cold weather conditions will remain during this week.
He said: “In many places daytime temperatures will struggle to get above freezing, while overnight temperatures have the potential to drop below -10 C in rural parts of Scotland.”
“While the freezing conditions remain drivers especially are reminded that freezing fog, snow and other wintry hazards will continue to create difficult conditions in places this week.”
Transport for London informed commuters on their website that t
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A snowstorm flooded London last night, forcing people to stop driving in the middle of the motorway A406 between Hanger Lane and Brent Cross. Flights Cancelled and some delayed.
Freezing weather has hit London in the past few days, and last night needed a few hours of snow to block the M406 and stay cold for the rest of the week.
Drivers had to stop driving their cars due to the road conditions. Cars were sliding, and impossible to carry on with their journeys.
James Lucas, 39, TK Maxx manager, from West London said, "On my way back home last night, I saw that there was quite a heavy snow, but I did not put my snow chains on. I didn't know that I could be stuck in the motorway because of it."
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