Snow Chaos: Not just the UK

Over the last month or so, the UK has suffered a fair degree of weather-related disruption. Trains and planes cancelled, roads blocked, weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth, and of course the usual chorus of “other countries cope, why can’t we?”.

Well, it does seem that other countries, even some where persistent cold weather and loads of snow are considered the usual sort of thing, can have problems too. For instance, here’s a report on problems at a Moscow airport:

BBC News – Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport protest over ice chaos.

And here’s a nice article looking at the broader issue:

Is the UK uniquely bad at coping with snow?

So it’s not just us…