London is set for more travel delays today as weather conditions worsen. Heavy snow brought in with the “Beast from the East” caused disruption throughout the week – and now Storm Emma is set to cause further delays to transport, businesses and schools.
Commuters are being advised to check their routes on the TFL website before travelling. Most bus routes remain running with minor delays, but there are many train cancellations across the capital.
Here’s what Transport for London are currently saying about the situation:
London Overground: No service between Highbury & Islington and Stratford due to damage to the power supply caused by ice. No service between Surrey Quays to New Cross due to damage caused to trains by snow and ice. MINOR DELAYS between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction / Crystal Palace / West Croydon and between Willesden Junction and Richmond due to damage to trains caused by snow and ice. Tickets are being accepted on London Underground and London Bus services.
District Line: Minor delays between Turnham Green and Richmond due to a tree on the track near Gunnersbury earlier. MINOR DELAYS between Earl’s Court and Ealing Broadway due to an earlier signal failure at Earl’s Court. GOOD SERVICE on the rest of the line.
Conditions have been made more dangerous as fallen snow has frozen overnight, turning into black ice on the roads and causing dangerous conditions. Whilst most main roads remain open and functioning, many side streets are unpassable due to the conditions. This has caused further traffic delays.
The army has been called in in other parts of the country as drivers have become trapped in their cars in sub-zero conditions.
The bad weather is expected to last until early next week.