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Britain's four-day battle against worst snow in 23 years

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/06/2010

Steve Bird, David Sanderson, Russell Jenkins, Simon de Bruxelles and Angela Jameson

"Britain faces a four-day battle against one of the worst winters on record, with transport networks likely to be crippled across much of the country.

"With the South of England last night expecting the biggest snowfall for more than 20 years, business groups warned that the deep freeze could cost the economy up to £2 billion.

"Forecasters said that up to 40cm (16in) was expected to fall in some counties. This would be the heaviest single snowfall in the region since 1987 when 65cm settled in north Kent. Between 10 per cent and 40 per cent of the workforce could be forced to stay at home."

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"Britain's four-day battle against worst snow in 23 years", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2010. Consulté le 25/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/britain-s-four-day-battle-against-worst-snow-in-23-years