Snow, Big Chill Grips Britain

Record temperatures kick off winter, Tube strike makes it worse
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 29, 2010 2:06 AM CST
Motorists drive cautiously through heavy snowfall, in Stanley, England.   (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
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(Newser) – Hello, winter. Heavy snow has shut down the airports in Edinburgh and Derry, and Britain is locked in a deep freeze. The region shivered in record cold over the weekend, and forecasters predicted days of more of the same. "You're seeing some ridiculously low temperatures—a bit like the middle of Scandinavia," one weatherman told the Telegraph. A Welsh village hit it lowest temperature ever for November at 1°F. Londoners' chilly misery was made even worse by a 24-hour Tube strike today that shut down underground mass transit and snarled traffic.

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