Beast From The East Holds On In The South

Written by on March 5, 2018

Scotland is shaking off the BEAST FROM THE EAST but the north of England continues to face the aftermath of the cold snap which became one of the scariest weather conditions to face the UK in many years.

The RAF has been called in to drop emergency supplies in parts of Cumbria, after heavy snowfall left some communities stranded for five days.

Extreme weather left areas like Fellside, South Stainmore and Alston cut off last week, and Cumbria County Council expects it will be another 48 hours before roads are cleared fully.

A Chinook helicopter will drop food, coal, logs and electrical heating appliances to isolated parts where some people have been stuck for five days.

It comes as thousands of homes across the country have been left without water as pipes broke because of fluctuating temperatures.

Around 12,000 homes in south London were left without water for more than 24 hours, with Thames Water estimating the return by Monday afternoon. Some schools closed as they had no water.

Cumbria County Council leader Stewart Young said: “We have some communities who have now been stranded for five days and we have to do all we can to ensure that they are safe and well.”

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