Snow and transport disruption for east London

By Rob Virtue on January 18, 2013 10:26 AM |

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Snowfall, freezing temperatures and transport disruption mean it might be best to cancel your plans for the weekend.

Before the bad weather Transport for London was already urging people to check before they travel due to engineering works on the DLR, Overground and Jubilee line.

On Saturday and Sunday the DLR will be suspended between Stratford and Bow, while the Overground will face closures including from Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction and the Jubilee line will be shut from West Hampstead to Stanmore.

Then, early on Friday snow began began to settle across east and south-east London.

The Met Office is predicting snowfall until around the middle of next week, with temperatures of -2C and poor visibility.

It said there is likely to be between two and five centimeters settling on the streets of east London on Friday.

However, TfL and the capital's councils have stockpiled more than 89,000 tonnes of salt to try to keep the roads usable.

De-icing trains are also in operation, while platforms are being gritted.

Click here for our east London and Greenwich in snow picture spread.

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