Snow Travel Chaos 大雪导致交通混乱
Don’t Leave Home 最好别出门
If you are thinking about coming to Britain for Christmas, it might be a good idea to think again.
That’s because thousands of Christmas travellers have been stranded in the UK as adverse weather conditions caused massive disruption to the transport infrastructure.
Roads, railway lines and airports have been closed as blizzard conditions have swept across the UK, leaving people stuck in their homes or even their cars.
Some of the worst affected travellers are those who had hoped to take the Channel Tunnel rail service to France and Belgium.
Eurostar, the company that operates the service was forced to cancel all trains for three days after extreme weather in France caused trains to break down, leaving some passengers trapped under the English Channel for up to 16 hours.
In parts of England hundreds of motorists were forced to abandon their vehicles, as black ice and drifting snow turned the roads into slippery toboggan runs.
Police and transport agencies have warned travellers to avoid making any non-essential journeys to reduce the "mayhem" that has been seen on British roads.
Gritters and snow ploughs are working overtime to keep the roads clear but for many people around the country the Christmas holidays have come early this year.
And for every frustrated traveller who just wants to get home, there is probably a delighted child, whose school has been closed early.
So with more bad weather forecast, if you are absolutely determined to come to the UK over the Christmas then you ought to wrap up warm, pack your snowshoes and even bring a sledge.
Glossary 词汇表 (收听发音, 请单击英语单词)
- stranded 被困
- adverse weather conditions不好的天气状况
- transport infrastructure 交通设施
- blizzard 暴风雪
- stuck 被堵
- Channel Tunnel英吉利海峡隧道（连接英法两国）
- break down发生故障，停运
- trapped 被困在
- motorists 使用公路的司机
- black ice透明薄冰