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Snow hits St Albans & Harpenden - Live Updates
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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.
heavy snow predicted for st.albans at 1am, and light snow allll night #justsaying— @bethany_rianne 14 January 2013
The park cafe's snowy scene in Verulamium Park, St Albans
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.
@bbcweather Here's a pic of Stimpy posing in the snow, St Albans http://t.co/3kdWUz3T— @traceyfitzz 14 January 2013
Slow traffic on M25, clockwise between A1081 [M25 junction 22] and A1 [M25 junction 23].
The latest snow scene in Marshalswick, in @GillMMcN's beautiful back garden
If you're clearing the snow/ice off your car please don't leave the engine running. Thieves will take that as an invite to steal it.— @StAlbansPolice 14 January 2013
Beautiful #StAlbans sunset http://t.co/FkQKVuwr— @lauradannan 14 January 2013
Lots of tweets about things cancelled due to a dusting of snow in St Albans. We'll meet tonight as planned. Think we can cope #whatwedo— @220ATC 14 January 2013
More snowy scenes in Harpenden this afternoon. Picture: @Leaders0fMen
@Review_Eagle View from Bell Meadow towards the abbey this morning http://t.co/HpTfy6je— @WhiteLion_SA 14 January 2013
Playing in the snow in Harpenden. Picture: @veggiexperience
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.
SNOW UPDATE: Unfortunately due to the bad weather we are forced to CANCEL TONIGHT'S CLASSES IN WATFORD AND HARPENDEN.— @AvivDance 14 January 2013
5cm of snow in Napsbury Park, London Colney.
Sent in by Suhela.
Due to adverse weather conditions the College’s evening classes have been cancelled.— @oaklandscollege 14 January 2013
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.
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
Driving conditions are bad. Walking to Council meeting this evening if they're still on!— @martindleach 14 January 2013
Here's a snowy #stalbans picture! @review_eagle http://t.co/1BosjWgy— @veggiexperience 14 January 2013
Thameslink: earlier train fault cleared delays up to 15mins, 1524 St Pancras to St Albans cancelled— @FirstCC 14 January 2013
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
St.Albans Road looking wintery. http://t.co/MH3fovjo— @bluebus 14 January 2013
A selection of images from our photographer, Pippa Douglas, on her travels this afternoon...
Getting a bit deeper, still snowing and the road is no longer clearing! #snow #AL3 http://t.co/AopcQSXx— @JulesSunbeam 14 January 2013
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/
Sir John Lawes, Harpenden:
We are open as usual but some buses may pick up early – those parents will be advised. All extra curricular activities are cancelled.— @sirjohnlawes 14 January 2013
Snow in st albans #stalbanssnow http://t.co/TlahwpJN— @gabs 14 January 2013
RT @englishRosej7: Good morning. #stalbans http://t.co/ZjeOGOMN— @MOTStAlbans 14 January 2013
good day ppl well st albans is getting coverd in snow now looks beautiful— @psychicjackie63 14 January 2013
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.
Harwood Hill JMI & Nursery 532 Welwyn Garden city: Children can be collected anytime from 2pm
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.
RT @Herts_Highways: UPDATE: A10 between A507 (Buntingford) and London Road has been REOPENED following earlier Incident.— @MercuryMikeH 14 January 2013
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Snow in AL3 this morning
St. Albans snow is coming thick and fast! 😳😳😳— @soph20xxx 14 January 2013
#uksnow st albans heave snow settling on minor roads 6/10— @MentorMotoring 14 January 2013
Verulamium park earlier this morning from @mattbigg
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.