More snow brings travel disruption

More snow brings travel disruption

More snow brings travel disruption

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SNOW has brought more travel disruption across Hampshire today.

Between two and five centimetres of snow were expected to have fallen in parts of the county, with temperatures below freezing.

Gritters were out in force salting the main road network and emergency services warned motorists to drive with care.

The runway at Southampton Airport has now re-opened after being closed this morning to clear overnight snowfall. Cancellations and knock-on delays are expected as a result of the closure. Passengers are advised to check with their airlines for the latest flight information.

The snow is expected to turn to rain for the rest of the day with temperatures rarely getting above freezing.

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7:08am Wed 13 Jan 10

blackhoodoo says...

Westgate in Winchester open from 9.45am for years 10 & 11 only.
Westgate in Winchester open from 9.45am for years 10 & 11 only. blackhoodoo
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7:33am Wed 13 Jan 10

kay41 says...

St
george Catholic College is open on Wed 13th Jan for Year 7, 8 & 11 from 11am.
St george Catholic College is open on Wed 13th Jan for Year 7, 8 & 11 from 11am. kay41
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7:48am Wed 13 Jan 10

Brite Spark says...

I drove from Stubbington to Selsey (30 miles) this morning, a tricky but manageable drive.
How many punters out there will think snow = a day off work?
I drove from Stubbington to Selsey (30 miles) this morning, a tricky but manageable drive. How many punters out there will think snow = a day off work? Brite Spark
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7:59am Wed 13 Jan 10

freemantlegirl2 says...

Im fuming mad, they've closed boys school but snow has melted here on pavements and roads already! it's an overreaction this time, nowhere near the amount of snow we had last time. I'm in the West of the City, what's it like everywhere else?
Im fuming mad, they've closed boys school but snow has melted here on pavements and roads already! it's an overreaction this time, nowhere near the amount of snow we had last time. I'm in the West of the City, what's it like everywhere else? freemantlegirl2
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8:11am Wed 13 Jan 10

Brite Spark says...

freemantlegirl2 wrote:
Im fuming mad, they've closed boys school but snow has melted here on pavements and roads already! it's an overreaction this time, nowhere near the amount of snow we had last time. I'm in the West of the City, what's it like everywhere else?
It's hot in Melbourne apparently.
[quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: Im fuming mad, they've closed boys school but snow has melted here on pavements and roads already! it's an overreaction this time, nowhere near the amount of snow we had last time. I'm in the West of the City, what's it like everywhere else?[/p][/quote]It's hot in Melbourne apparently. Brite Spark
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8:14am Wed 13 Jan 10

freemantlegirl2 says...

shaddup BS, don't rub it in lol... my friend is in Melbourne and she worked 15 hours in that heat, she wasn't amused! we can't win can we, one extreme to another!

Snow melted here on roads, bit of slush but all passable, Mountbatten Way is fine!
shaddup BS, don't rub it in lol... my friend is in Melbourne and she worked 15 hours in that heat, she wasn't amused! we can't win can we, one extreme to another! Snow melted here on roads, bit of slush but all passable, Mountbatten Way is fine! freemantlegirl2
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8:36am Wed 13 Jan 10

larsenn says...

I live centrally in Soton and the snow is melting very fast; roads fine but pavements not so good. Driven into work via the Avenue and that was fine; Chandlers Ford is covered in it, i think a good few inches have fallen, and its VERY slippery everywhere. Some of my colleagues have made it in from Hedge End/Botley way but have said its even worse there. So seems same as last week in terms of worst hit areas. Take care everyone.
I live centrally in Soton and the snow is melting very fast; roads fine but pavements not so good. Driven into work via the Avenue and that was fine; Chandlers Ford is covered in it, i think a good few inches have fallen, and its VERY slippery everywhere. Some of my colleagues have made it in from Hedge End/Botley way but have said its even worse there. So seems same as last week in terms of worst hit areas. Take care everyone. larsenn
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9:09am Wed 13 Jan 10

Stupideditor says...

The reason why schools are closing today isn't just about safety and the snow/ice. It's all about government ratings. If they open and 3/4 of the school turn up then it goes against them in their next ofsted review but if they close the school then their credability is saved. It's no longer about giving our children education it's about politics/money/stati
sitics and reputation with ofsted.
The reason why schools are closing today isn't just about safety and the snow/ice. It's all about government ratings. If they open and 3/4 of the school turn up then it goes against them in their next ofsted review but if they close the school then their credability is saved. It's no longer about giving our children education it's about politics/money/stati sitics and reputation with ofsted. Stupideditor
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9:26am Wed 13 Jan 10

fin6y says...

I live in Poole and we have no snow now, if possible, even less snow than last week! I am very happy! Somehow that blanket of it went right over us yesterday but dropped onto a light shower of rain... I Feel sorry for everyone else in the country though getting the worst of it :(
I live in Poole and we have no snow now, if possible, even less snow than last week! I am very happy! Somehow that blanket of it went right over us yesterday but dropped onto a light shower of rain... I Feel sorry for everyone else in the country though getting the worst of it :( fin6y
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10:14am Wed 13 Jan 10

southy says...

freemantlegirl2 wrote:
shaddup BS, don't rub it in lol... my friend is in Melbourne and she worked 15 hours in that heat, she wasn't amused! we can't win can we, one extreme to another!

Snow melted here on roads, bit of slush but all passable, Mountbatten Way is fine!
we where lucky freemantle, it could of been a lot worse if we did't have those two hours of rain and sleet first.
cornwall up on the moors got it real bad.
[quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: shaddup BS, don't rub it in lol... my friend is in Melbourne and she worked 15 hours in that heat, she wasn't amused! we can't win can we, one extreme to another! Snow melted here on roads, bit of slush but all passable, Mountbatten Way is fine![/p][/quote]we where lucky freemantle, it could of been a lot worse if we did't have those two hours of rain and sleet first. cornwall up on the moors got it real bad. southy
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10:19am Wed 13 Jan 10

SotonNorth says...

And unless I haven't seen it reported, the University of Southampton is open today even though it closed on Monday when the pathways on their grounds were mildly damp.
And unless I haven't seen it reported, the University of Southampton is open today even though it closed on Monday when the pathways on their grounds were mildly damp. SotonNorth
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1:17pm Wed 13 Jan 10

dand_uk says...

Interesting attempt at de-icing the car in the picture! Do they think that clearing a tiny patch in front of the driver is sufficient?

Drivers like this need to wake up before they kill someone they didnt see through the snow covered windows
Interesting attempt at de-icing the car in the picture! Do they think that clearing a tiny patch in front of the driver is sufficient? Drivers like this need to wake up before they kill someone they didnt see through the snow covered windows dand_uk
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1:45pm Wed 13 Jan 10

southy says...

nice warm weather forecast for sun and may be sat too, but one problem heavy rain is forecast to
nice warm weather forecast for sun and may be sat too, but one problem heavy rain is forecast to southy
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5:20pm Wed 13 Jan 10

huckit P says...

I am in the Caribbean and it is lovely and warm. Forecast for tomorrow is warm (30+), same for Friday, Saturday, Sunday etc... :o)
I am in the Caribbean and it is lovely and warm. Forecast for tomorrow is warm (30+), same for Friday, Saturday, Sunday etc... :o) huckit P
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6:42pm Wed 13 Jan 10

canada_eh says...

yo yea the snow looks pretty at first but is a pain in the butt. feel for u guys.
yo yea the snow looks pretty at first but is a pain in the butt. feel for u guys. canada_eh
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