LONDONERS have been warned to brace themselves for severe delays on roads and railways for months to come following yesterday’s 20-minute flurry of snow.
With snow falling up to a millimetre deep in some parts of London, the city’s infrastructure has inevitably buckled under the strain.
A Transport for London spokesman said: “We have taken a pounding.
“Temperatures plunged to as low as five degrees in parts of the city, and our network simply cannot cope with relentless, Arctic onslaughts like this. We’re a sunshine country, built for sunshine.”
Commuter Nikki Hollis admitted she was dismayed at the news that her bus was cancelled until February, but that she understood.
She added: “It was one of those ‘Where were you when Snowmageddon happened?’ moments. Luckily I was indoors but even Facebook was a blizzard of ‘Snow!’ ‘OMG snow!’ ‘OMG snow LOL!’
Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “Let the snowflakes tumble down in their tens, their dozens, their hundreds. We will withstand them as we withstood the Luftwaffe. Expect gridlock on the M25 till March.”