Britain Faces Travel Chaos due to Snow Blizzard
We have already reported about the critical situation motorists in UK had to go through but now we are ready to supply you with further details. According to The Daily Mail, giant sheets of ice fell on car windscreens on the Severn crossings joining England and Wales and therefore, the two bridges were closed. The sheets which were up to a meter square fell from overhead sign gantries and smashed the windscreens of five vehicles, the bridge operators Severn River Crossing Plc. reported. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
More importantly, the Army's help was needed in the rescue mission for the motorists who were blocked on the highways. The Highways Agency urged people to avoid traveling in south western England unless it was absolutely necessary.
The A470, the main route between north and south Wales, was shut south of Brecon, while Bus operator Stagecoach recalled all its vehicles in Northamptonshire and Arriva suspended its services in Hertfordshire.
In addition, a couple were trapped for seven hours sub-zero temperatures after their car slid into a ditch in Cornwall. The moment the rescue team has reached them, they discovered both of them had mild hypothermia.
“Luckily they landed in shrubbery and gorse that softened their fall and essentially saved their lives. It was very difficult to get to the sledgers and it took ambulance and fire crews around four an a half hours to get them out of the incredibly treacherous conditions,” ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson explained.
Fortunately, the couple were saved by thick bushes and undergrowth at the bottom of the vertical drop which cushioned their fall.