LiveThe big freeze continues to bite

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  • Snow and ice continue to cause havoc across Hampshire this morning as the south tries to get back to work after snow brought chaos to the county.

5:56pm

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2:56pm

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2:44pm

Hampshire police have just revealed that a bus driver who was stuck in snow was pelted with snow balls before being attacked and punched during an attemped robbery.

For the full story click here

Daily Echo:

2:33pm

Despite the forecasts from the Met Office, the predicted snow in Southampton hasn't really materialised, but the freezing conditions remain, with many pavements hazardous due to ice.

12:55pm

As for as snowmen go, this one is going to take some beating.

The White Knight Rises:

Daily Echo: The White Knight, by Mike jones, Ashton church, michaeljohn Wilson, Iain molyneux-dicks, Ben Wilson

The men behind the Batman Snowman are Mike Jones, Ashton Church, Michael John Wilson, Iain Molyneux-Dicks and Ben Wilson, from Sholing.

12:47pm

The temperature has risen slightly, although it's not exactly tropical, it has to be said.

12:35pm

For those heading to the Saints game tonight, there doesn't seem to be any reason to worry about the game being called off, so you should be able to plan ahead as normal.

11:22am

Daily Echo: Matt McGlead, a 19 year old from Totton, Southampton. This weekend, I got creative. Rolling large balls of snow around to initially build a snow man, I realised I could make something even better; an igloo. With some help from my 14 year old brother, Owen McGlead, we completed this igloo after 7 hours of hard and cold work. What do you think of it?

Matt McGlead, a 19 year old from Totton, Southampton sent us in this picture of his igloo.

He said: "This weekend, I got creative. Rolling large balls of snow around to initially build a snow man, I realised I could make something even better; an igloo. With some help from my 14 year old brother, Owen McGlead, we completed this igloo after 7 hours of hard and cold work. What do you think of it?"

10:50am

Waste collections for black household waste bins, green recycling bins, food waste and glass/batteries in Eastleigh have resumed where possible today.
Advice to residents is to put their wheeled bins, glass boxes and food waste bins out as normal and leave them out until they have been emptied.
However some roads and parts of roads are proving to be more accessible than others so residents should leave their bins and containers out even if other bins in their area have been emptied. These bins and containers will be emptied as soon as it is safe to do so.
Garden waste collection scheduled for Friday today and tomorrow have been suspended, however we will collect an additional bag of garden waste for those customers on their next scheduled collection.

10:34am

Delays possible to flights to and from Southampton Airport due to adverse weather.

Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline. The airport is open, however snow is affecting flights across the UK and to/from continental Europe.

9:56am

Those hoping to escape the chill and fly off to warmer climes have been issued a warning.

At Heathrow, some 10% of flights were expected to be cancelled, particularly after 4pm when visibility is expected to be low. Passengers were advised to check the status of their flights before travelling to the airport.

9:52am

9:38am

MOTORISTS are facing rush hour chaos this morning with delays of up to 40 minutes along a major Hampshire motorway.
Traffic has been crawling along at an average speed of just 10 mph in both directions on the M27.
Heavy congestion has been reported at junction five and 11 eastbound and between junctions ten and nine west.
Those tailbacks have caused major delays for commuters travelling through Eastleigh this morning, with Leigh Road badly affected.
One driver said it had taken them 30 minutes to drive from the Peter Cooper roundabout on Charles Watts Way in Hedge End to the M27 turning.
In Winchester, traffic was reported to be “incredibly slow” inbound aloing Badger Farm Road and Romsey Road from the M3 Hockley Link.
Traffic monitoring service ROMANSE has not reported any accidents but urged drivers to delay their journeys until the queues have cleared.

9:17am

For a list of all the schools that are remaining shut today, take a look at our round-up.

8:34am

Hampshire drivers have been praised by police for listening to advice and taking it easy on the roads this morning.

So far there have been no major incidents and all seems to be running smoothly.

8:12am

8:09am

For the full list of which schools are closed or opening later today in Hampshire and Southampton click here

8:06am

Hampshire's Harold Hillier Gardens were turned into a winter wonderland as these pictures from Tracy Nicholl show.

Daily Echo:

 

Daily Echo:

8:06am

7:54am

Hampshire's Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden braved the elements in a backless dress during auditions for the show.

The judge, from Bishop's Waltham, was among the judges who moved outside to watch a spectacular audition for a group of divers including Southampton's Olympic medallist Peter Waterfield.

Daily Echo:

7:41am

We were inundated with your snow pictures. Click here to see them all.

There will also be a prize for the top three readers pictures. Send them to picdesk@dailyecho.co.uk

7:35am

Melting snow caused a power failure at Hampshire fire HQ yesterday forcing emergency control centre staff to relocate elsewhere. For the full story click here.

7:30am

According to the Met Office the temperature in Southampton is not expected to get above freezing all day with some light snow predected by about midday.

7:20am

For a selection of your snow videos from the weekend click here

7:15am

A spokesman for the University of Southampton says it will resume services as normal on today. All exams will continue as scheduled.

7:14am

Hampshire County Council plan to replenish salt stocks in community salt bins from today.

7:12am

7:07am

All flights at Southampton Airport are currently on schedule but passengers are still being urged to check with their airline before leaving as there is still the potential for disruption due to the weather.

7:00am

The list of school closures and start times has been undated. A lot of schools have binned the uniform today in favour of winter woollies! For the full list click here

6:31am

According to Hamsphire County Council all main roads in the county that carry 85% of the county’s traffic will have been treated 11 times since Thursday evening including runs in the early hours of Sunday and Monday morning (2am).

6:28am

More snow is forecast for the south today as temperatures last night expected to plummet to -4C in Southampton and -8C in parts of the countryside.

For the full weather story click here

6:24am

South West Trains is continuing with a bad weather timetable this morning and coomuters are urged to check the times of trains.

6:23am

Some schools are still shut this morning while others have re arranged start times.

For the list - to be updated soon - click here

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6:35am Mon 21 Jan 13

chunky_lover says...

You can either get results or make excuses - but not both! Get into work and get on with it.
You can either get results or make excuses - but not both! Get into work and get on with it. chunky_lover
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11:22am Mon 21 Jan 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

No one in thornhill seemed to be listening to warnings last night, saw several cars come down Hannay rise too fast and almost crash and saw another idiot in a silver golf try to go UP about 4 or 5 times, the last time he came back down and almost hit another car at the bottom, bloody morons i tell you.
No one in thornhill seemed to be listening to warnings last night, saw several cars come down Hannay rise too fast and almost crash and saw another idiot in a silver golf try to go UP about 4 or 5 times, the last time he came back down and almost hit another car at the bottom, bloody morons i tell you. Ginger_cyclist
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11:54am Mon 21 Jan 13

localnews says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
No one in thornhill seemed to be listening to warnings last night, saw several cars come down Hannay rise too fast and almost crash and saw another idiot in a silver golf try to go UP about 4 or 5 times, the last time he came back down and almost hit another car at the bottom, bloody morons i tell you.
I can picture you there with your notebook,ready to report your daily insights into how you know best over every other road user (two or four wheel road users I might add) moron !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: No one in thornhill seemed to be listening to warnings last night, saw several cars come down Hannay rise too fast and almost crash and saw another idiot in a silver golf try to go UP about 4 or 5 times, the last time he came back down and almost hit another car at the bottom, bloody morons i tell you.[/p][/quote]I can picture you there with your notebook,ready to report your daily insights into how you know best over every other road user (two or four wheel road users I might add) moron !!!! localnews
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2:54pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

localnews wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
No one in thornhill seemed to be listening to warnings last night, saw several cars come down Hannay rise too fast and almost crash and saw another idiot in a silver golf try to go UP about 4 or 5 times, the last time he came back down and almost hit another car at the bottom, bloody morons i tell you.
I can picture you there with your notebook,ready to report your daily insights into how you know best over every other road user (two or four wheel road users I might add) moron !!!!
Firstly, Hannay rise is well known to locals as being the hill that EVERY kid goes to with sleds because it's steep, secondly, the fact that it's steep and nothing but ice is why you shouldn't go up or down it with a vehicle of any description and thirdly, most people don't even know how to drive on ice properly.
[quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: No one in thornhill seemed to be listening to warnings last night, saw several cars come down Hannay rise too fast and almost crash and saw another idiot in a silver golf try to go UP about 4 or 5 times, the last time he came back down and almost hit another car at the bottom, bloody morons i tell you.[/p][/quote]I can picture you there with your notebook,ready to report your daily insights into how you know best over every other road user (two or four wheel road users I might add) moron !!!![/p][/quote]Firstly, Hannay rise is well known to locals as being the hill that EVERY kid goes to with sleds because it's steep, secondly, the fact that it's steep and nothing but ice is why you shouldn't go up or down it with a vehicle of any description and thirdly, most people don't even know how to drive on ice properly. Ginger_cyclist
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