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from the BBC News at one o'clock
team. Goodbye from everyone
Welcome to BBC London News.
I'm Alpa Patel.
Snow and ice is causing
for people across London, Essex,
Hertfordshire and Kent.
There have been significant delays
on parts of the tube network,
as temperatures plummeted
to below freezing.
Trains and planes have
also been disrupted.
We'll have a full update
for you in a moment
but first here's our Transport
correspondent Tom Edwards
on the day so far.
This was the day London woke up
to a thick layer of snow.
It meant many tricky
journeys and icy roads.
In East Dulwich, this driver slid
down Dog Kennel Hill.
Buses didn't run on some routes,
and this one came off the road.
And those that did run were packed.
For Tom from Twickenham that meant
a much longer journey.
I think snow is going to cause
a problem anywhere.
I understand the difficulty.
But I was hoping that we could
prepare a little bit better for it.
If they had known ahead of time
that it was going to snow,
they could have done a little bit
more prep for it, I think.
There were, again, delays
and cancellations on many Tube
lines and on the trains.
Normally, you can clearly see
The Shard from here.
Dozens of South Eastern
services were unable
to run with cancellations
into London Fenchurch Street.
This is usually
a view of the Thames.
The main roads have been gritted
and salted and, as you can see
are flowing pretty well.
That's not the case
on the side roads.
They haven't been gritted at all.
They are much more treacherous.
That's also the case
on the pavements.
Road surfaces changed
quickly throughout the day.
And some tried their best
to grit the pavements.
Stephen looks after his street.
In this together, and you grit
it as best you can.
As snow showers came
and went through the day,
conditions change from hour to hour.
And vehicles inched around, or,
in this case, gave up.
were pretty resilient.
I'm used to this.
I've been in the
country for a while.
So I'm not too bothered.
Just take my time.
It's not been too bad.
About 20 minutes late or so.
I know my colleagues have
struggled to get in, so...
This time-lapse footage shows London
being hit by the snowstorms.
The bad news for commuters is that
more snow is forecast.
There have been significant travel
problems this morning.
Alex Bushill is here.
Alex, what's the latest?
How bad is it? Starting on the
roads, this is Westminster Bridge,
traffic is moving well, but there's
a fair amount of snow on the ground.
Let's go to the worst affected
roads, the M25 between the M1 and
the M11 is particularly bad with the
M1 closed at junction eight.
That's having a knock-on effect
for all routes around
there into London in Hertfordshire.
Central London is coping much better
but still lots of buses are also
on divert, terminating early.
It's a better picture on the Tube.
This is the travel board and shows
some minor delays on some lines.
Severe delays on the Jubilee,
Central and Piccadilly lines.
London overground has a broken down
train at Kentish Town,
On the trains,
the worst affected are
the Heathrow Express
and Connect services,
which are currently suspended.
And at Charing Cross
South Eastern services
are experiencing major disruption.
It's not just public transport,
because flights have been disrupted
Some airports doing OK,
Heathrow is not.
This picture was taken
at Heathrow this morning.
Dozens of flights have
on mostly short haul routes.
An additional five inbound
flights were diverted,
including one which was forced
to land at Gatwick instead.
This photo was taken of a grounded
jet at City Airport,
which has been closed.
52 flights to or from London City
Airport were cancelled as a result.
Think of the day as the warm up act
for what is to come. Particular
concerns for the commuter tomorrow
evening. And even more concern, yet
again, perhaps blizzard conditions
for the commute on Friday morning.
And don't forget you can get more
travel updates via
our live page on our website.
The address is on your screen now.
London has some of the
worst rates of
child poverty in the country,
and over the last ten years
things have got worse.
Well, one mother became so concerned
about the situation,
Neo is one of the many children
in London born into poverty.
He came into the world prematurely
at 25 weeks, and as a result,
his mother wasn't fully prepared
for his arrival.
Chelsea has come back to visit
Little Village, the charity that
helped her in her hour of need.
We got a cot and a lot
of stuff to start us off,
which has been just amazing.
It is something that has just been a
I honestly don't know how
I would have been able to manage.
Sophia Parker setup Little Village
in 2015 to help desperate families
who could not afford the equipment
that comes with
looking after a baby.
Since it started, the charity has
helped over 1,000 families.
Just this week we've helped
a homeless mum who gave birth
on the street yesterday,
we sent an emergency bundle to her.
Over the last month,
we've seen babies sleeping on towels
and on sofa cushions,
toddlers walking around in shoes
two sizes too small.
This is the face of
poverty in London today
and it's on our doorsteps.
Over the last ten years child
poverty in London has got worse
with now the highest rates
in the country.
Ten years ago 32% of the capital's
children were living in poverty.
By last year it was at 37%.
That equates to 700,000 children
living under the poverty line
in our city
and those figures
are never far from Sophia's mind.
We want to keep doing
what we are here to do
which is to help as many families
as we possibly can.
With dignity and kindness.
And yeah, we're just going to keep
doing what we're doing,
helping as many people as we can.
Paul Murphy-Kasp, BBC London News.
Let's return to the
snow for a moment
because despite the the
misery for some of us,
one school in Southend has been
making the most of it.
Are you ready?
Staff - are you ready?
SCREAMING AND LAUGHTER
Alleyn Court Prep School
cancelled their PE lessons today -
and instead the children got
to take on their teachers
in a big snowball fight.
It's not quite clear who won -
but both sides look like they took
full advantage of the situation.
Now the weather with Kate Kinsella.
How bad is it looking?
How bad is it looking? We are still
expecting some snow. This was the
scene in Central London, most woke
up the blanket of snow
Whiley down at -6 overnight. These
scenes this morning were stunning,
perfectly blue skies, this was
Enfield Lock. These temperatures are
not going to shift. There is been
further snow showers, moving in from
the North Sea to the north of London
and the Met Office has a yellow
weather warning in place. They are
clearing to the west. Some brighter
spells but the wind is
strengthening. It is a bitterly cold
easterly wind. The maximum
temperature, -1, and with that
easterly wind it is going to feel
much colder. Overnight, one or two
showers, but less so, with cloud
feeding in from the south and the
wind continuing to strengthen
overnight. Again bitterly cold, -5,
-6 potentially by the end of the
night. For tomorrow, we have Storm
Emma coming up from the south.
Further snowfall is expected to the
west of London this time, the East,
perhaps, the North East, getting
away with it a little better but
still some snowfall expected.
Temperatures widely around freezing
and in that bitterly cold wind it is
going to be much worse. For Friday,
a repeat performance, potentially
heavy and persistent snow through
the middle part of the day and into
the evening. Heading through to the
end of the week, more snow is
A difficult week ahead.
Kate, thank you very much.
That's about it from me.
Asad Ahmad will be here
with our 6:30 evening programme.
But for now, from us all,
a very good afternoon.