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Britain experienced its heaviest snowfall in 18 years Monday, as adverse weather brought disruption to the transport network.

London -- one of the world's leading financial centers -- was brought to a standstill as heavy snow shut down the city's bus network, partially paralyzing the city. Tens of thousands of commuters were advised not to make the journey into work in the British capital and hundreds of schools were closed across the country.

Ryanair staff used loudhailers to tell passengers waiting at London's Stansted airport that no seats were available, as flights to and from the UK were badly hit, Britain's Press Association said. The airline asked travellers to be patient and said "abuse" of staff would not be tolerated. Read full article »

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