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London capitulates to snow February 2nd 2009

Well true to form another problem hits London, as if the financial crisis was not enough to deal with as snow virtually closes down London City and Heathrow Airport

As usual the essential services companies did a sterling job, they managed to add to the chaos instead of clearing the roads and the airports

Some quotes here we have just found on the net

London Comes to a Halt

"We're not in Russia here," said Guy Pitt, a Transport for London spokesman. "We don't have an infrastructure built for constant snow."

The day the snow came - and Britain stopped

Business leaders said the estimated cost to the capital alone could be as much as £48 million (BD26m) in lost productivity

Accountant Jason Lewis, 44, of Dartford, Kent, said: “In anything approaching severe weather, Britain turns into a third world country.

“Everyone wants to work — but, as usual, the authorities have made it all but impossible. Their attitude is that everyone should stay at home.

“Where was the preparation? Where were the gritters?”

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Happened on February 02, 2009

Location: Europe: England: London

Topics: News: Disasters: Storm

Listed on February 04, 2009 04:58:40 AM

Last updated on April 17, 2014 07:49:49 AM

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