UK gridlock: 1,086 miles of traffic jams due to heavy snowfall

Feb 02 2009

UK gridlock: 1,086 miles of traffic jams due to heavy snowfall

    • TomTom HD Traffic shows 1,086 miles of traffic in UK at 08.28 this morning
    • Worst snow for 13 years causes chaos on UK roads with 388 traffic jams on major roads

2 February 2009: Britain experienced the worst snow for years overnight and caused traffic chaos across the country this morning.

TomTom’s HD Traffic, a live traffic service updated every three minutes, showed 1,086 miles of traffic at 08.28 this morning on major roads, with the longest queue being 53.8 miles at 07.30 on the M25 (between J19 Watford and J8 Reigate).

On the M27 at 08.02, there were delays of 1 hour and 27 minutes between Junction 11 (Fareham) and the M3 interchange, making it the longest jam in terms of time waiting.

London was the worst hit city, in particular the M25. The problems started at 04.54 and continued throughout the day.

TomTom High Definition (HD) Traffic is available on the TomTom GO LIVE range of satellite navigation devices.

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