|Wrecked: The crumpled bumper of a car after it hit another vehicle in a snowy |
North East of Scotland near Banchory, Aberdeenshire.
|Wheels go round: Trapped drivers were forced to hop out of their cars and push |
when the snow and ice in Essex became too bad.
Police condemned ‘tank commander’ drivers who didn’t bother to defrost their windscreens properly. In a survey, one in three admitted to driving without being able to see out of their windscreen. Officers have called them ‘tank commanders’ because of the way they peer through small slots in their snow-covered windscreens and have no visibility to the side or rear. They urged them to take an extra few minutes to make sure their screens were clear. Passengers stranded at Stansted were incredulous at the trouble caused by such a small amount of snow. Patrycja Kubiak, 20, from Poznan in Poland, was due to fly home at 7.05am but at 8.30am was told the flight was cancelled. ‘It was snowing in Poznan yesterday, and they just had minor delays,’ she said. ‘It’s just too much panic for that amount of snow.’ Back in the UK, forecasters predict a bright start to today with a few snow flurries rapidly turning to heavy rain. Forecasters warned up to six inches of snow could fall last night - causing further travel mayhem across the country today.
|Scraping by: A car valet has a long day ahead of him as he starts to clear snow |
off cars at Birkbrow Motors near Guisborough.