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Heavy snow in Britain causes massive travel disruptions

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Published: 09:08 GMT, Dec 11, 2017 |
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Heavy snow in Britain causes massive travel disruptions

Heavy snow in Britain caused massive travel disruptions on Sunday.

Large parts of the country saw snow on Sunday, including Wales, the Midlands and parts of northern and eastern England. In Wales, accumulated snow reached nearly 30 centimeters high.

Four major subway lines in London experienced long delays, and many buses stopped service or changed routes due to the snow.

Flights were suspended at Birmingham Airport and roads affected in Wales, the Midlands and northern and eastern England. Several thousand families in Brecon, Wales were reportedly experiencing power outages.

Rail travel was seriously disrupted in the Midlands. Trains passing through Birmingham were canceled, delayed or changed routes.

Passengers traveling from or to Oxford also faced severe train delays or cancellations.

“Ultimately I want to go to York. My train has been canceled through I think the weather and also through the rail disruption that was happening today anyway. So I am hoping to get through to Birmingham and change and catch a train from Birmingham to York,” said a passenger at Oxford Railway Station.

Local meteorological authorities at noon issued a yellow alert for the weather. Northwestern Scotland will see snow and rain during the night and southern England will see winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour, according to the alert. Large parts of the country will experience freezing weather after the snowfall.

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