Medway braced for snow
are being urged to plan their journeys home as early as possible
amid major disruption on the rail network.
Southeastern said some services
from London to Kent are being cancelled and others delayed as snow
begins to get heavier.
At one stage this afternoon, no
Southeastern trains were running to Kent from London Victoria.
At about 2pm, the rail operator
said: "The wintery weather is now disrupting our services - please
consider planning your journey home now as you will need to allow
"A reduced service is operating
from Victoria, please use Charing Cross, Cannon St, London Bridge
and St Pancras as alternatives."
Some schools closed early today
after the Met Office issued a severe weather warning.
Bradfields Special School in
Chatham has been closed all day, while Greenacre, Walderslade and
St John Fisher schools sent pupils home early this afternoon.
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Meanwhile, the snow has led to a
series of sporting fixtures being postponed.
Gillingham FC's game away to Rochdale tomorrow has been called
off because of a frozen pitch.
Rochdale had their pitch under cover in the early part of the
week, and an army of volunteers - including first team players -
have been working hard to clear it over the last 24 hours, in
preparation for the weekend.
But freezing temperatures and more snow have led the club to
make an early decision to postpone the match.
And Lordswood FC's tie against
County Durham club Spennymoor in the FA Vase - the biggest game in
the club's history - is also not taking place.
Elsewhere, justice froze over at
Maidstone Crown Court this afternoon with no cases being heard
after lunch because of the snow.
Dozens of gritters have been out in
force as a band of snow is expected to push across Kent from the
The Met Office has issued a yellow
‘be aware’ weather warning for Medway.
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