Snow joke – transport industry faces bitter conditions

Transport by road, rail and air has been heavily hit by the latest icy conditions. Winter weather has come around unusually early this year, with our coldest November in over a decade. As a result the M25 has been in a perpetual standstill, with many drivers stuck on the roads for hours.

RAC have stated: “With more snow and ice predicted across large parts of the UK today, RAC’s fleet of 4 x 4 vehicles are in the worst affected areas and extra Patrols are on the ground to help stranded motorists,” but that they expected “further chaos on the roads.”

According to reports earlier today, Nottinghamshire and Kent are two of the worst hit in terms of road conditions. Couriers, who of course depend on the roads being clear, have had to take into account the recent bad weather.

London was also hit, with many lines suffering severe delays or closing down entirely. Businesses have reported over four times the number of employees unable to make into work. Gatwick has also closed down until Thursday at the very least.

We want to know how the snow and ice has been affecting you?