Among those affected by the snow was the Monitor's correspondent Scott Peterson, who was stuck in southern England over the weekend and unable to fly back to Istanbul. “I’m looking out at a load of snow right now,” he said today from East Sussex, an hour south of London, while preparing to drive a friend to Heathrow Airport this afternoon. He said he was planning three hours for what is normally a 90-minute drive because of "chaos" on the roadways.
"In looking at the television and listening to the radio, it’s clear that there are tens of thousands of passengers that have been held up by this storm," he says. "British press are describing in very stark terms that half a million people’s holidays have been ‘ruined’ or ‘wrecked.' "