Overnight snow blankets SW19 causing travel chaos
A blanket of snow covered Wimbledon this morning (28 February) giving delight to anyone who doesn’t need to travel to work and a huge headache to those that do.
The Met Office issued an amber warning which suggests there is a risk to life and property for areas across the UK including London.
As snow started falling again in the afternoon, the temperature was forecast to fall to minus 4 deg c overnight. The warnings for Wimbledon were reduced to yellow, with yellow warnings for snow, wind and ice until Saturday.
Two signal failures on London Underground in the west of London brought chaos to local services this morning. There were severe delays between Wimbledon and Earls Court due to a signal failure caused by ice and snow. Another signal failure also caused delays on the Piccadilly Line.
The Richmond branch of the District Line was shut for a time between Richmond and Turnham Green.
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The Wimbledon pictures here are from @crookedbillet, @joeactor, @clubspark and @lambertusc.
February 28, 2018