With the year wrapping in, Britain has experienced the coldest December in a decade. The temperature was about 10 F with heavy snow. The blast of cold air and snow stranded motorists canceled trains and caused numerous accidents.
There were severe weather warnings, with heavy snow forecast for Scotland, much of England and Wales. Freezing fog was a problem for much of the Midlands and parts of England, while Northern Ireland had up to two inches of snow. Revealing the severity, one man was reported to have died after his van crashed into a truck, the BBC said.