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UK snowfalls heaviest in 18 years

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Parts of the UK are experiencing their heaviest snowfalls in 18 years.
10 years ago, February 3rd 2009 No: 1 Msg: #62109  
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Schools closed, flights and trains cancelled. If you're in the UK, how have you been affected? Are services back to normal in your area?

Wales and the south west of England are currently bearing the brunt of the snow, which is expected to move north.



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10 years ago, February 4th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #62191  
Yep, I put up a blog showing the snow in London. I got to pretty much miss work on monday but by tuesday I was back in and it looks like there won't be any more snow days for a while for me! Reply to this

10 years ago, February 4th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #62217  
I am in Sufflok, in the east of England. We had a fair bit of snow on Monday, but not huge amounts, and it was all gone by tuesday morning. The country roads here were pretty clear, but a lot of people used it as an excuse not to go to work! I think a lot of schools here were needlessly closed. The school in our village was closed, and I cannot understand why. There are only 30 pupils, who all live in my small village, as do the teachers. There was quite a debate raging in the UK this week about the sheer number of schools that were closed, some say needlessly, and about the amount of people who did not go into work. Obviously some people could not go out, but I have the feeling that many more took it as an excuse for a day off!

Also, a certain budget airline was getting slated on the news. Cancilling flights but still letting people check in, and then making them que for 5 hours to re arrange flights just to be told they had to do it online! Two guesses who they were!
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10 years ago, February 10th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #62722  
I experienced the rare snowfall that happened after so many years and the life in U.K almost zeoparadised.Every body was relucting to go to work,schools remained closed,some flights were also got cancelled. Though it was a nice view to enjoy still i couldnt have it for long as i had to hurry to catch the flight.when i reached airport i found some budget flights got cancelled and people are waiting in long ques.I then sstarted enquiring for service... shall continue the rest on my next visit
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