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  London crawling: Snow shuts down British capital
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Last EditedKarma Policeman  Feb 03, 2009 11:08am
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News DateTuesday, February 3, 2009 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionLONDON (AP) — It was hardly a blizzard, but it still shut down the city that beat the Blitz.

The biggest snowfall to hit London in 18 years idled the city's trademark red buses and Underground trains Monday, stranded thousands of airline passengers, and raised the vexing question of why a predicted winter storm caught authorities so unprepared.

Transit officials had nearly a week to get ready, but they failed to keep things running normally in the capital, which was buried under more than four inches of snow overnight and another four inches in the afternoon.
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