North/South divide

The South-East is so shit at weather.

“Last weekend we had temperatures down to -8C (17.6F). But it didn’t cause any disruption. The buses and trains were running and planes were taking off and landing at Inverness.

“I can only once remember a train getting stuck and that was in appalling weather a few years back.

“The train was caught in a snowdrift of about 5 or 6 ft (1.5m to 1.8m) in Sutherland.”

“Up to 20cm (8in) has already fallen in counties including Kent, Essex and Sussex and more is to come on Friday.

About 200 drivers on the M20 and M2 in Kent were stuck in tailbacks overnight and flights have also been cancelled. ”

a snowdrift of about 5 or 6 ft (1.5m to 1.8m) stops one train vs 20cm (8in) getting flights cancelled and drivers stuck

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