If you’re in the UK.
Motorists have been urged to take extra care in treacherous conditions as snow across much of the UK turns to ice. The Met Office has issued 13 amber warnings for ice after disruption to road, rail and air travel following up to 16cm (6in) of snow in some areas. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on the M25 and M40, with drivers forced to spend the night in their cars. A third of flights from Heathrow were cancelled and some trains and Tube services also disrupted. Snow fell over parts of Scotland, Wales, northern England and the Midlands on Saturday before sweeping down to London and East Anglia.
The devil’s dandruff has come to make your lives miserable. Stay home.
You have just over a week to prepare for my joyous arrival so it’s best if you get everything prepared well in advance. We don’t want any problems now, do we? No, we don’t. That’s why this is good news.
Temperatures have picked up in Britain and about 70 percent of Heathrow’s planned departures — some 900 flights — are expected to operate Wednesday. Airlines are trying to clear a backlog of canceled flights, after iced-over runways and planes triggered days of chaos and misery for those seeking to travel elsewhere for Christmas.
[Not that I’m flying through Heathrow, but still…]
So why can’t you?
Chagrined British officials promised an inquiry into the failure to clear the remnants of a storm that dumped five inches over parts of England Saturday morning. Other European airports rebounded from weekend snowfall and resumed close to normal flight schedules by Monday. “It can’t be beyond the wit of man surely to find the shovels, the diggers, the snowplows or whatever it takes to clear the snow out from under the planes, to get the planes moving and to have more than one runway going,” London Mayor Boris Johnson said as British Airways canceled its Monday short-haul schedule from Heathrow.
He’s not the only one really annoyed. Imagine the annoyance of actual travelers. Maybe the Germans need to take over operations.
Frankfurt airport, Germany’s biggest, was clear of snow and ice but officials canceled about 300 of 1,340 flights because of problems elsewhere in Europe.
Let’s hope Manchester is more adeptly managed. Get it together Britain, you only have 13 days to get back to normal.