Big freeze causes havoc in Scotland…(PSSST-The Gulf Stream Is Broken…)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
By Paul Martin

Hundreds of motorists were stranded in their cars overnight and children forced to sleep in their schools as the death toll from freezing weather in Britain rose to nine.

By Nick Collins
TelegraphUK
07 Dec 2010

Roads across Scotland’s central belt were brought to a standstill by ice and up to a foot of snow.

Some 150 teachers, parents and pupils spent the night at a school in south Lanarkshire after the Arctic weather prevented them from making the journey home.

Stewart Stevenson, the Scottish Transport Minister, admitted the gridlock which left scores stranded on the M8 and up to 500 vehicles stuck on the M80 and A80 roads, was not a “crowning glory” for the country but claimed the weather constituted “the worst snow and ice conditions since the 1960s”.

Roads across Scotland’s central belt were brought to a standstill by ice and up to a foot of snow.

Roads across Scotland’s central belt were brought to a standstill by ice and up to a foot of snow.

Some 150 teachers, parents and pupils spent the night at a school in south Lanarkshire after the Arctic weather prevented them from making the journey home.

Stewart Stevenson, the Scottish Transport Minister, admitted the gridlock which left scores stranded on the M8 and up to 500 vehicles stuck on the M80 and A80 roads, was not a “crowning glory” for the country but claimed the weather constituted “the worst snow and ice conditions since the 1960s”.

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