Medway gets moving after a snowy Sunday
Jonathan Nunn took this
picture from Upnor Hill
Medway is getting moving again
after yesterday's heavy snowfall but train services are affected
and many schools are closed.
Train services across the network
have been delayed or cancelled as Network Rail battles to clear
Trains throughout the morning were
affected, including ones from Gillingham.
Southeastern yesterday said it
would be running a regular timetable today, but cancelling some
early morning services.
That was so those carriages could
be used to run longer trains, making them potentially less likely
A spokesman said: “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 patience”
The company advises passengers to check how trains are running
before leaving home, and to leave extra time for their
On the roads, Arriva buses said all
services are running except for the Hoo School buses. A spokesman
said all services might be subject to delays as a result of caution
having to be taken.
Meanwhile, several schools are closed across Medway this morning,
with youngsters set to make the most of the big freeze to build
snowmen and throw snowballs.
Rhys age four
with his snowman in Lordswood
Schools closed include Strood
Academy, Greenacre in Chatham and Brompton Academy and The
Howard in Rainham.
For more details on school
closures, visit www.kentschoolclosures.co.uk
No adult education classes will be
running today at council centres across Medway.
gritters have been out again overnight treating the area’s primary
and secondary routes.
The teams have worked around the
clock throughout the weekend due to the snow and icy
And last night Medway’s eight
gritting lorries started another run at 4am, treating the more than
335 miles of primary and secondary roads in the council area.
Once these are completed, the teams
will move onto the third tier network of roads in Medway.
All priority 1 and 2 car parks are
being treated as well, once the main roads are gritted.
In addition to this, the council’s
contractors have been treating town centre pavements from 7am.
Rede Common, Strood, taken
by Robert Westwood
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