Snow Falls in Europe, UK Expecting Snow After Paris
Snow is getting ready to fall this weekend over parts of the UK and Paris has already received a snowfall and they could be getting more.
Up to eight inches of snow could fall across parts of the UK and that is expected to disrupt peoples' travel plans for the holidays as it will disrupt airports and trains schedules.
This is one of the biggest travel times of the year for people wanting to get home for Christmas, and airline passengers could still face delays due to baggage handlers threatening to walk out at Heathrow and Aberdeen airports. Disrtuptions on the Eurostar could also occur due to drivers taking industrial action while strike results are expected on London Midland, London Underground and Southern rail services.
According to weathermen the worst of the snow will fall over the Chilterns, Cambridgeshire, the North and South Downs, Kent, West Sussex and parts of Norfolk.
London and Surrey is expecting around four inches and parts of Yorkshire, Northumberland and Scotland will recieve a light dusting.
Emergency teams are asking people who are planning to drive this weekend to take it easy and drive carefully and slowly as there may not be enough salt stocks for all the roads.
The airports will have full teams clearing snow around the clock and Network Rail is planning to run de-icing trains throughout the night.
Paris has already had a snowfall today and even the Eiffel Tower was closed as transport around the capital was interrupted. The capital and the north of the country had about three inches of snow, and flights in and out of Charles de Gaulle experienced about two hour delays due to the weather.
Daytime temperatures dropped below zero for the first time this year and black ice coated the roads.
The northern Netherlands had about 25 centimetres of snow and in Belgium they had huge amounts of black ice on all their roads. Flights in and out of Brussels were cancelled or heavily delayed.
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