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SNOW!!!! met office warning now Red for S Wales

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**Ann**

**Ann** Report 18 Jan 2013 12:13

Most schools closed here in Flintshire.....snowing quite heavily and a strong wind as well making conditions a bit scary!

Gas fire on and a bacon butty in hand....all set for a lazy afternoon! Stay safe everyone. :-)

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 18 Jan 2013 12:25

Lots of snow here in Shropshire, many schools closed and the buses have just been taken off. Cars skating everywhere apparently, despite the best efforts of the gritters...the local council are doing a sterling job on their FB page keeping people informed :-D

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 18 Jan 2013 12:32

just walked t the shop to get the papers - it's coming down much thicker and faster than before

why oh why do people clear the snow - it's so much easier to walk on snow than walk on cleared patches as they have become icy now - and how often do we hear that people have had heart attacks whilst clearing away snow - leave it alone!!!!!

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 18 Jan 2013 12:40

Snow plough just come up road and cleared centre of about 10" of snow and salted road - so just about passable now.

And I have done my civic duty and kept the footpaths and pavement outside my house clear and have salted them. So both pavement and road are much safer for cars and pedestrians and less chance of ice forming below the snow this evening when temp drops.

To view the ‘Snow Code’ visit http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Nl1/Newsroom/DG_191868

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 18 Jan 2013 12:42

The sun is out here, seen photos of villages near the house in deep snow and for once I'm glad to be at the coast.

Merlin

Merlin Report 18 Jan 2013 12:47

Had a small smattering of snow here in East Sussex, not much to be worried about at the moment but the sky looks full of it,hopefully the strong winds will blow it over to Kent, they like it there, They,re a Hardy Lot. :-D :-D :-D :-D

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Jan 2013 12:48

For Maryanna

Try
http://www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information/

The maps are terribly slow to load, probably as the site has heavy demand. Once you've found where you want, click on the camera icon on the right of the page.

If they are working, it links you to a live feed from traffic cam

*** Mummo ***

*** Mummo *** Report 18 Jan 2013 12:49

Yes its been snowing here in Portsmouth and had laid and what am l doing................sitting here eating a ice lolly, lol. :-D :-D

Alyson.

Alyson. Report 18 Jan 2013 13:30

Weather is really bad here in Merthyr Tydfil. A470 and A465 are trecherous.

K

K Report 18 Jan 2013 13:46

Sadly in Herefordshire they gave up snow ploughs on local farmers tractors over 10 years. The main A roads are snowploughed and gritted, but the side roads can be terrible.

On the local country roads if the snow doesn't melt we are stuck with ice and snow for ages. Never mind clearing pavements, we have had to clear the deep snow in between the four wheel drive tracks before now!

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 18 Jan 2013 14:05

Bitterly cold wind but.........
Still totally snow free here, but lunchtime local TV news shows that it is not far away..

Gwyn

Maryanna

Maryanna Report 18 Jan 2013 14:12

Thanks, detective, the 303 doesn't look too bad. My husband has found a similar ap for his ipad, shows roads real time. I think the problem is going to be for them to actually get on to the main road. Think the A39 and A359 are fairly clogged up.

Snow that is falling here is still much wetter, very small flakes and doesn't seem to be getting any deeper.

Daughter has just sent photos of one year old grand daughter out in it for the first time, biggest grin on her little face. Ahhhh. xxxxxxxxx M

Libby

Libby Report 18 Jan 2013 14:19

It's been snowing very lightly here, just outside Conwy, since about 7 :30 this morning. Hasn't stuck though. My grand daughters school sent texts to parents/carers at lunch time, requesting that the children be collected as soon as possible. Many of the teachers live further up the valleys where the conditions are much worse.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 18 Jan 2013 14:28

Just been shopping in local village centre in Rhondda. Thawing quite fast, but still a good 8". Only vehicles moving are lorries and 4X4. Saw one car try to get up a small gradient and he had to reverse back down and park up.

Out of 50 shops, only 5 were open - small supermarket, newsagents, other newsagents, gifts shop (he lives over) and fruit & veg shop. Supermarket run out of milk and awaiting delivery. And fruit & veg shop had hardly any stock as no delivery today.

Everybody seems happy. Few gone into work, none gone into school. Snow still a novelty to the younger ones (we did have a lot 2 years ago but they forget) :-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 18 Jan 2013 15:46

still snowing here and sky looking full of it

GinN

GinN Report 18 Jan 2013 16:09

Light snowfall in West Norfolk this afternoon, but expecting more on and off over the weekend, paricularly Sunday, when it's coming over from France. Not quite as cold, but still below zero, so very icy underfoot.
300 schools across Norfolk are closed - fair enough, but they've also closed our local recycling centre due to the weather. They were busy clearing it, so we thought we'd go back later, but still closed. "Too dangerous!" we were told, even though they'd cleared the snow and ice. Blooming elfn'safety! :-P

Sharon

Sharon Report 18 Jan 2013 17:30

light snow here in lincolnshire , same as you geordie, forecast more for here sunday
be careful anyone who has to travel

George

George Report 18 Jan 2013 17:33

How come all this snow, anybody would think it's winter :-D :-D :-D :-D

George :-) :-) :-)

jax

jax Report 18 Jan 2013 18:07

Nothing here in East Essex....OH went to work in the Chelsea tractor this morning, not needed :-)

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 18 Jan 2013 18:13

i finally defrosted the bath pipes so at least i can now have a bath

but now the washer pipes are frozen :-( :-(