UK SNOW WARNING: “Beast from the East”

UK SNOW WARNING: Army on standby as heavy snow to cripple Britain in -15C weather hell

HEAVY snow and blizzards threaten disruption through this week as Britain braces itself for the “Beast from the East” and temperatures plummet to -15C.Siberian winds were set to roar in last night leaving us facing one of the coldest winter spells “for many years”. Up to a foot of snow will blanket swathes of the country by the end of the week as numbing gales whip up deep snowdrifts. Sub-zero temperatures, ice and heavy wintry downpours threaten power cuts, travel chaos and loss of mobile phone signals, Government forecasters warn. The Army is at the ready with hundreds of soldiers on standby to deal with “contingencies and emergencies” over the coming days. A yellow warning for tomorrow was last night upgraded to a more serious amber in eastern and central England with alerts that parts of Britain will feel close to -15C (5F) during the day due to windchill. Train services across the country warned of disruption to services this evening, with South Eastern warning not to travel after 6pm while Greater Anglia warned trains would run till 10pm only. Source

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