Snow news day
Swathes of schools closed and trains
were scrapped after heavy snowfall in Gravesend and
Flakes fell from Friday with the
worst of the weather hitting the towns on Saturday night. It
continued throughout Sunday leading to troubles this
Many trains were unable to take
the strain with Southeastern saying: "Despite Network Rail’s best
efforts overnight to clear the tracks, ice on the conductor rail is
causing problems for services on some routes.
"We’re dependent on the rails
being cleared to run a train service for customers. We apologise to
anyone caught up in delays and thank them for their
Additional Southeastern staff
were brought in to clear snow from platforms and stairs at
In Gravesend, 15 schools are
currently closed while a further 17 are shut in
The white stuff was the right
stuff for children though who happily wrapped up and headed for the
slopes on their sledges on Sunday.
Seen here are Jessica, six, and
Neve Kavanah-Early, one, enjoying the snow in
Temperatures will fail to peak
much above zero today and gritter lorries are ensuring the main
roads are clear.
There are no reported accidents
on the first day back to work.
The latest forecast from the Met
Office promises an end to the snow though further flurries are
Temperatures could plummet to -4
degrees by the end of the week.
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