• Short Summary

    Sub-arctic weather conditions prevail in most areas of Great Britain. London suffers from dense fog?

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    Sub-arctic weather conditions prevail in most areas of Great Britain. London suffers from dense fog and ice. Snow and ice are prevalent in most northern and some southern areas. To some this has meant pleasurable Winter Sports...to others great hardship. VISNEWS filmed one of the more badly affected areas in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Jan 13.

    Snowdrifts up to twelve feet in depth are menacing supply systems to farms and small villages cut off in the area. 34 people, including 11 children, in the hamlet of Braemore, have been cut off for eight days. Last telephone message from the village, before the line link broke was "food is running low".

    60 mph blizzards are piling more snow on to deep drifts. Snowploughs are out in force. An Automobile Association patrol taking an expectant mother from the village of Colpy, Aberdeenshire, to Huntly Cottage Hospital, was preceded by two snowploughs, one equipped with two way radio. The ten mile journey took two hours.

    All over the north shepherds are out trying to round up their flocks before they become buried in drifts...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49PE4RXO06U3F54EZ8WJ7WAF0
    Media URN:
    VLVA49PE4RXO06U3F54EZ8WJ7WAF0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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