Snow causes chaos for UK infrastructure
The annual panic stricken event of snow fall has once again arrived across the UK with adverse weather conditions causing chaos.
Snow fall across the UK has prompted a barrage of headline news reports urging travellers to take caution when attempting the simplest of journeys whilst social media is awash with underwhelming portraits of light dustings of snow seen at least twice a year by all those that have windows.
There have been more adverse conditions experienced across the Scottish and Northern areas of the UK with reports indicating that anywhere between 2 and 6 inches of snow have fallen. Traffic alerts have been issued along with severe weather alerts by traffic and weather agencies.
A series of mountain rescues and severe weather warnings have led the police, mountain rescue teams and the coastguard to urge enthusiasts to be prepared for any expeditions. In a baffling rejection of logic many mountaineers and climbers have decided that their expeditions cannot wait and have embarked on their journeys regardless.
Similarly there have been countless incidents where vehicles have tried to drive through clearly dangerous conditions only to predictably come off the road causing emergency services to intervene.
In Essex and Norwich there have been evacuation attempts taking place as severe flood warnings have been issued by the met office which indicate there is a danger to life. Up to 100 soldiers have been deployed across the regions in order to assists the police evacuation effort but reports have suggested that many residents refuse to leave their properties because they aren’t worried about the weather warnings.
It is unclear what the emergency services can realistically do to convince these residents to evacuate apart from presumably waiting for the inevitable call later on in the evening as they require urgent rescue. As conditions are set to continue to be hazardous it’s likely that there will be yet more predictable headlines emerging across the country.