Why did UK grind to a halt in the snow?

What happened? Well bang on the peak time of rush hour on monday morning the snow came. It was big fluffy flakes to start with and quickly turned into a blizzard, then the traffic stopped. As I was sat there I could see the snow building up on the hard shoulder! All within about 5 minutes. The reason it built up so quickly was because there was still snow frozen solid on the ground from previous snowfalls. Once the traffic stopped, no gritters or snow ploughs could get through to clear the way, this meant that some people had...

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