Thursday, December 29, 2005

Long Delays and No Hot Chocolate

More trains misery yesterday when a group of twenty passengers on the service from Ramsgate to London Victoria was stranded for four hours by ice on the third rail.

Commuters returning to work were greeted at stations by notices that read: "All services are subjected to long delays and cancellations. Please do not purchase tickets until further notice."

It was not only petrol that was in demand. Tesco has had to order extra supplies of "winter warmer" foods after its stores began to run out of soups and hot chocolate

To add to the problems there were lane closures on the M20 and disruption on the A2 and A20 and the forecast for today, Thursday is that there is more to come until the thaw arrives late on Friday.

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