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US storms: Rescuers seek motorists trapped on highway, BBC News
Monday, December 13th 2010, 5:55 PM GMT
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Emergency workers in the US state of Indiana are rushing to rescue motorists trapped in cars after a storm brought heavy snow to much of the Midwest.

High winds and snow were complicating rescue efforts, officials said. Four people were reported killed in weather-related accidents across the country.

The roof of the Metrodome stadium in Minneapolis collapsed on Sunday after a snowfall of 17 inches (43cm).

Meanwhile, officials warned of bitter cold temperatures across the US.

In Indiana, LaPorte County sheriff's deputy Andy Hynek told the Associated Press news agency that some motorists had been stranded as long as 12 hours on a 10-mile stretch of road.

"All the way across US 30 is at a standstill and all of those vehicles are occupied," he said.
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White Christmas a 'foregone conclusion' say forecasters who expect snow blanket to cover Britain on December 25
Monday, December 13th 2010, 12:02 PM GMT
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Public Warning: The Big Freeze set to return to deliver white Christmas by Richard Alleyne
Sunday, December 12th 2010, 7:29 PM GMT
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Families planning last minute shopping trips and visits to their relatives have been warned to brace themselves for more snow and plummeting temperatures in the run up to Christmas as a second wave of wintry weather is set to paralyse Britain.

Biting winds sweeping in from the Arctic are expected to blanket the country once again in snow and lead to temperatures dropping to as low as -15C.

The combination of 50mph blasts and eight inches of snow could even lead to snow drifts blocking roads and railways, cutting off villages and schools.

The icy weather, which is due to start this Thursday and could last into the New Year, will bring to an end a brief respite in weather which has seen more typical milder temperatures.
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Public Warning: WEATHER: 35,000 DEATHS FEAR IN NEW ARCTIC BLIZZARDS by Sarah Westcott
Saturday, December 11th 2010, 9:34 PM GMT
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DEATH rates are set to soar “scandalously” this winter as a new Arctic blast batters Britain with temperatures on a par with Siberia.

Experts predict a dramatic increase in cold-related fatalities as we suffer the bitterest winter in a century, causing 12 deaths every hour.

Britons face spiralling energy bills while the death toll this winter could reach 35,000.

There are also fears some mail may not reach its destination by Christmas Day because of the freeze.

Forecasters said temperatures could plummet to record lows in the run-up to Christmas, putting tens of thousands of vulnerable people at risk.
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Public Warning: Joe Bastardi: “Severe Event” For Europe by P. Gosselin
Saturday, December 11th 2010, 6:11 AM GMT
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CLICK for MUST SEE VIDEO to see Europe Gets Hit by Extreme Cold by Joe Bastardi - see also Public Warning: Solar Climate Change for Mid December from Piers Corbyn

So far it’s been a really cold winter for much of Europe, and so you’d think we’d be due for a little relief. Think again!

Although western Europe will enjoy some milder temps this weekend, it isn’t going to last long. Already next week the bitter cold will be back. This is just the kind of winter weather that not only paralyzes economic activity, but also wreaks havoc on streets and highways – freeze-thaw-freeze cycles that rip asphalt surfaces apart. Expect major damage this winter and huge potholes later on.

Joe Bastardi’s latest video Europe Gets Hit by Extreme Cold is not good news. By Tuesday night the cold will spread over Central and Western Europe. Bastardi:
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Now the Army moves in to clear away snow in coldest December for 100 years as fuel runs out at petrol stations in Scotland and East Anglia
Thursday, December 9th 2010, 8:58 PM GMT
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Thursday, December 9th 2010, 12:32 PM GMT
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BRITAIN is experiencing a “once-in-a-lifetime” big freeze – and forecasters predict temperatures of minus 20C are on their way.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for Scotland, the north and east of England today and tomorrow with warnings of up to eight inches of snow today in the Yorkshire Moors.

Less remote areas could see up to four inches of snowfall. And next week, up to six inches of snow, which could last until Christmas, is forecast across much of Britain.

Another onslaught is expected this weekend or early next week, according to meteorologist Brian Gaze.

It is set to cause added mayhem to the cold blast which has already led to 13 deaths and wreaked havoc on the roads, trains and at airports. Met Office forecaster Helen Chivers said it would be milder tomorrow but it won’t last.

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Forecasters warn Christmas could be cancelled as cold weather grips UK
Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 6:48 PM GMT
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Christmas will have to be put on hold this year as the ‘once in a lifetime’ cold snap threatens to tighten its grip on ice-bound Britain, forecasters are warning

Festivities are facing a white-out with the return of snow next week and Arctic conditions set to continue beyond the 25th.

It means drivers are being warned not to travel in the run-up to Christmas, when millions hit the roads to visit relatives or to do last-minute shopping.

Chaos across the transport network could mean gifts sent through the post do not arrive in time and shops will run low on food and other essentials.
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Statement due on Scotland's snow road chaos BBC News Scotland
Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 12:16 PM GMT
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Scotland's transport minister will make an emergency statement to parliament later on the snow chaos which brought gridlock to major roads on Monday.

Opposition MSPs have criticised Stewart Stevenson's response to the severe weather. Efforts are still continuing to reopen a 20-mile section of the M8.

Transport Scotland advised drivers in the central belt to make only "essential journeys".

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of pupils are having yet another day off school.

All schools in Glasgow, Inverclyde, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire will be shut.

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Scotland calls in the Army to clear snow and ice by Heidi Blake
Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 12:13 PM GMT
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Scotland has called in the Army to clear a fresh wave of ice and snow that has crippled the country’s transport network.

Edinburgh City Council is in discussions with the Army at Redford Barracks about drafting in troops to clear residential streets after 30 inches of snow fell in parts of the capital.

The deluge – which appeared to take the authorities by surprise – saw people forced to sleep in their cars overnight or abandon them on the highways as motorways and A-roads were left impassable.

The recent snowfall is the heaviest the city has seen for about 50 years, and temperatures are expected to stay resolutely below freezing throughout Scotland until Thursday - leaving thick sheets of ice and compacted snow on roads and pavements.

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