Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Deep Freeze

Arctic conditions continue to smother Britain, and not excluding Europe. Roads are treacherous. Rail travel is in disarray. Air travel is severely disrupted. In fact, around 1,000 flights were cancelled across the continent on Tuesday. Even London’s Heathrow Airport is not spared:

Photo of the long queues in Terminal 3.

Photo of sleeping passengers on makeshift beds also in Terminal 3 on Tuesday.

And in Terminal 5 too.

Passengers stranded at Heathrow were forced to sleep wherever they could. Many bedded down on the floors, surrounded by their luggage and piles of rubbish, while others used foil blankets to ward off the extreme cold. Photo credit:

Snow ploughs clear the taxi ways at Heathrow Airport but no flights were allowed to land there Sunday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Photo of Heathrow Airport on Monday.

And even football pitches are frozen, so games got cancelled.

Photo of frozen New Douglas Park in Hamilton, Scotland, home of Hamilton Accies.

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