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  • The light snow fall overnight turned much heavier going into yesterday (Monday) afternoon in St Albans.
  • The Met Office has issued a yellow severe weather warning and the public are advised to take extra care.
  • Showers will be coming across the south east today that could fall as snow, where around 5cm is possible.
  • Residents have been advised to be aware of the risk of icy roads, as surfaces freeze behind the showers and to take extra care.
  • St Albans Police advising drivers not to leave car engines running as you're de-icing cars - thieves will take that as an invite to steal it.

5:30pm

4:51pm

The park cafe's snowy scene in Verulamium Park, St Albans

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4:48pm

Latest weather:

Snow will slowly clear away southeastwards, there will be cloud and scattered showers to follow later as well as widespread icy stretches, so drivers must take care when out on untreated surfaces.

4:45pm

 

4:42pm

TRAFFIC UPDATE:

Slow traffic on M25, clockwise between A1081 [M25 junction 22] and A1 [M25 junction 23].

4:36pm

The latest snow scene in Marshalswick, in @GillMMcN's beautiful back garden

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4:32pm

 

4:17pm

 

A beautiful snowy St Albans sunset from @lauradannan
 

4:16pm

 

St Albans Squadron Air Training Corps will be meeting as planned this evening.

4:15pm

More snowy scenes in Harpenden this afternoon. Picture: @Leaders0fMen

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4:11pm

 

4:10pm

Playing in the snow in Harpenden. Picture: @veggiexperience

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4:07pm

TRAIN UPDATE:

The 16:14 St Albans City to Sutton Surrey due 17:40:

This train will be started from Cricklewood.
This train will no longer call at St Albans City, Radlett, Elstree & Borehamwood, Mill Hill Broadway and Hendon.

This is due to an earlier train fault.

4:06pm

 

Aviv Dance in Harpenden and Watford have had to cancel this evening's classes

3:54pm

5cm of snow in Napsbury Park, London Colney.

Sent in by Suhela.

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3:50pm

 

Oaklands College's evening classes have been cancelled.
 

3:39pm

The Met Office have released weather forecast.

The forecasters are expecting another band of snow to affect the east of the UK with an Amber warning in force, giving a further 5 to 10 cm of snow in places.

Some snow will follow to the south-east this evening and overnight and there could even be 2 to 4 cm of snow over parts of Greater London by Tuesday morning.

 

With temperatures dropping below freezing overnight, the main risk of disruption will be due to icy stretches.

Tuesday should be much drier for the bulk of the country but further snow showers are expected to affect eastern coasts giving a further few centimetres in places. It will stay very cold and frosty too.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2013/wintry-weather-continues?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

3:27pm

SCHOOL UPDATE:

 

Rowans Primary 536 Welwyn Garden City: School is open till 3.15, but parents may collect via office from 2.15pm

Templewood Primary 524 Welwyn Garden City: Currently school is open until 3.15, however you can collect from 2.15 from the school office

3:09pm

 

3:06pm

2:57pm

TRAIN CANCELLATION:
 

2:56pm

LATEST SCHOOL UPDATES:

Townsend C of E (VA) Secondary 408 St Albans: Closed from 14.30 due to buses caught by snow

Garden Fields JMI 422 St Albans: Open for pedestrians but the school asks please do not drive into the school car park

 

2:45pm

 

2:43pm

A selection of images from our photographer, Pippa Douglas, on her travels this afternoon...

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2:32pm

 

2:32pm

SCHOOL UPDATE:

Grove Junior (The) 491 Harpenden: School open but due to snow parents are welcome to collect from 2pm. No clubs except Fusion. See website for more information: http://www.thegrovejunior.co.uk/

2:27pm

SCHOOL UPDATE:

Sir John Lawes, Harpenden:

 

2:27pm

 

2:19pm

 

2:13pm

2:09pm

SCHOOL UPDATES:

Rowans Primary 536 Welwyn Garden City: Currently school is open until 3.15pm, however you can collect from 2.15 from the school office.

Templewood Primary 524 Welwyn Garden City: Currently school is open until 3.15pm, however you can collect from 2.15 from the school office.

Watchlytes 543 Welwyn Garden City: If anyone wishes to pick up early due to snow/transport concerns then please do.

2:07pm

SCHOOL UPDATE:

Harwood Hill JMI & Nursery 532 Welwyn Garden city: Children can be collected anytime from 2pm

2:06pm

SCHOOL UPDATE:

Camp Primary and Nursery 418 St Albans: Children can be collected from 2.30pm today to allow staff with a long journey home to get away a little earlier. School will remain open until 3.20 however & after school club will be open.

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1:59pm

Click the below link to see how the trains are running for each train operator:

http://nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/indicator.html

1:53pm

Snow in AL3 this morning

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1:49pm

Picture @Cybersoc

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1:37pm

Verulamium park earlier this morning from @mattbigg

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1:34pm

After just a light dusting this morning, snow is now falling a lot heavier. The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning as snow is set to gradually increase over the afternoon and into this evening.

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6:04pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Urban Sista says...

I live on Doggetts Way, a main road that is poorly surfaced. Why oh why can't we have a salt/grit bin?? We used to have one many years ago but the council removed it.

The time is now 6pm and we have had a bus stuck on the hill and cars wheel spinning for over an hour now.

We suffer with this every year. The only way the traffic gets moving is when a small Uno (bus company) van comes with salt and a specialist driver to reverse the bus(s) out of the road.

Do we not pay council tax for salt and grit? One would have thought a main road especially a hill would have access to salt.
I live on Doggetts Way, a main road that is poorly surfaced. Why oh why can't we have a salt/grit bin?? We used to have one many years ago but the council removed it. The time is now 6pm and we have had a bus stuck on the hill and cars wheel spinning for over an hour now. We suffer with this every year. The only way the traffic gets moving is when a small Uno (bus company) van comes with salt and a specialist driver to reverse the bus(s) out of the road. Do we not pay council tax for salt and grit? One would have thought a main road especially a hill would have access to salt. Urban Sista

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