In one of its most serious cold weather alerts of the winter so far, Public Health England issued a warning for so severe conditions that they could endanger the elderly. According to the severe weather warning of the forecasters, the coming days could bring temperatures as low as -5C (23F). It is evident that heavy fog and ice will remain across much of England making dangerous driving conditions and potentially delaying flights.
A bewildering 40-car pile-up on the A40 in Oxfordshire on Wednesday morning claimed one life due to the foggy and icy conditions. One woman was declared dead at the scene as dozen others were injured, including two seriously injured personals. South Central Ambulance Service confirmed that one of the injured patients, a woman, was fighting for her life.