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  • Location: Milton Keynes MK
  • Weather Preferences: anything extreme or intense !
  • Location: Milton Keynes MK

Fault in train software leaves them unable to operate in snow and ice !

Rail companies have admitted that a fault in the the computer software on their modern electric trains leaves them unable to operate in snowy and icy conditions.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/8181494/Fault-in-train-software-leaves-them-unable-to-operate-in-snow-and-ice.html

Sub-zero temperatures are set to return to much of the UK following a temporary reprieve from the big chill.

For all the latest travel information on the roads, trains and planes, see :

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Latest-Travel-Information-Updates-As-Snow-And-Wintry-Weather-Hits-Roads-Trains-Buses-And-Airports/Article/201011415834215?lpos=UK_News_News_Your_Way_Region_1&lid=NewsYourWay_ARTICLE_15834215_Latest_Travel_Information_Updates_As_Snow_And_Wintry_Weather_Hits_Roads%2C_Trains%2C_Buses_And_Airports

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  • Location: Milton Keynes MK
  • Weather Preferences: anything extreme or intense !
  • Location: Milton Keynes MK

Bus driver shrugs off snowy hill....

With parts of the UK still slip-sliding away, a video of a bus tackling a snow-covered hill has become an internet hit.

The video below shows the number X4 bus - which covers the Easington to Middlesbrough Bus Station route - negotiating the steep and winding Saltburn Bank on Teeside.

 

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  • Location: Milton Keynes MK
  • Weather Preferences: anything extreme or intense !
  • Location: Milton Keynes MK

:excl: Weather Warning For Christmas Getaway !

Heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures are expected to make a timely return :cold:

The weekend has brought milder weather but forecasters are warning Brits to prepare for a cold week ahead.

And by Friday - as most schools break up for the festive holiday - we can expect heavy snow showers and arctic winds.

Sky weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said things will start to get cooler tomorrow.

"We'll start to drag in a Northerly air flow bringing in the cold arctic air.

"For the latter part of the week temperatures will really take a tumble and there will be the risk of heavy snowfall, especially in the East.''

Met Office Chief Forecaster, Bob Wilderspin said: "Colder weather is expected to return next week.

"Northerly winds are predicted to bring a return to cold days and significant overnight frosts."

An AA spokesman said he hoped motorists would be better prepared for the bad weather after the recent treacherous spell.

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  • Location: Poole, Dorset 42m ASL
  • Location: Poole, Dorset 42m ASL

Ho hum , I'm doing Poole to Glasgow on Christmas day, so for me I'm hoping the weather won't affect my journey. :D

Breakfast in Poole, Christmas dinner in Glasgow, I've got me show shoes for the mota, and me feet, plus me snow shuvell

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  • Location: Southend on Sea, London, Jarnac in France
  • Location: Southend on Sea, London, Jarnac in France

Hi Folks

London to Rotterdam on the 24th could prove an interesting drive if the next cold snap extends longer than currently forecast. I will certainly be taking the full winter kit with me, and anyone that gets stranded with me will count themselves lucky as I will have an indian takeaway for 4 peole in the car, Christmas tree and presents, so if we get really stuck we can have Christmas dinner in the snow drifts :-)

Mind you I don't think it will be that bad by the time we get to the 24th on current views, but you never know with this winter...

Cheers

FC

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  • Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire
  • Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire

Will probably get nothing in Dunstable, so I should be ok. Although I've got a Freelander with A/T tyres - which I am hoping to test out :good:

Although, I do start a new job in London on 4th Jan, so I'll be part of the commuting masses and will probably be stuck on the 5th Jan if we have a flake or 2. :wallbash:

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  • Location: Milton Keynes MK
  • Weather Preferences: anything extreme or intense !
  • Location: Milton Keynes MK

This might be worth keeping an eye on for those of you travelling over the next few days

http://www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews/

and maybe also consider getting one of these

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