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Snow brings London to standstill

Snow brings London to standstillThe worst snowfall in 18 years has brought the capital city of the UK to a virtual standstill.

Londoners woke up this morning (2nd February 2009) to up to 10cm (4 inches) of snow and travelers had their plans severely disrupted.

Airports experienced serious delays with London City Airport closed and Heathrow partly closed. BA announced it had suspended all flights until 17:00 GMT.

No buses are in operation, some major roads are closed and the Hammersmith & City, Circle and Waterloo & City underground lines are suspended.

Other underground services were partially suspended and a number of tube stations were shut.

A spokesman for Transport for London commented: "Heavy snowfall across the London area last night has severely disrupted transport services and further snow is forecast throughout Monday."

Continued disruption is expected and travelers and backpackers are advised to ensure they are not stranded.

Many are extending their hostel accommodation stay for an extra day rather than attempt to travel.

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