Over 4 million holiday presents are currently stuck in transit in the UK, with horribly bad weather and icy conditions to blame. It seems Santa did a good amount of online shopping this year, and sadly most of the millions of presents purchased are still sitting in the warehouses where they were ordered from, according to the UK’s DailyMail.
Dubbed “The Big Freeze,” the massive amounts of snow and frigid temperatures all around Europe (but especially England) are not just delaying ground and air transportation, but making it practically impossible. Many online stores have canceled their Christmas orders entirely, not only causing problems for those depending on online shopping but also hurting the general economy and profits of the stores themselves. In addition, the snow is putting a serious damper on holiday travel plans, just adding to the unfortunately-timed weather chaos.
According to the UK’s BBC News, European airports are looking at a 65% reduction in passengers due to the bad weather. The rail passengers aren’t exactly getting off any easy. Trains are also down all across the UK due to the bombardment of winter weather.
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