Insight | How well did infrastructure cope with the Beast from the East?


The arrival of the so-called Beast from the East – freezing weather sweeping in from Russia - followed by Storm Emma saw the UK blanketed in snow as severe weather warnings were issued across the country.

A new March record for the lowest maximum temperature was set in Tredegar, Wales, where the temperature did not rise above -4.7°C all day on 1 March. Rail passengers in Bournemouth were left stranded overnight, and thousands of homes in the South East were left without water for days raising questions about how well Britain’s infrastructure can cope when cold weather hits.

Read the full article on the new civil engineer website

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