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Swindon hit by more snow overnight
8:06am Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in News
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Emily, Olly, Sasha, Alessandro,Alex,Harvey and Luca building a snowman at Highworth Golf Course
We're trying to track down Kevin and Keith who have been giving Prospect Hospice volunteers a lift in their 4x4 to ensure they made it in despite the snow.
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Maintenance staff at Castle Combe Circuit have been given the chilly task of clearing the 1.85 mile international race circuit of snow.
Around 4 to 5 inches of snow have fallen at the Circuit over the last few days and, with some events still scheduled to hopefully run this weekend, staff have been working against the clock trying to clear the track.
Just had a call from a resident in Oxford Road to say there is a good Samaritan out with his shovel clearing the pathways. He's gone down one side and has had lots of pats of the back.
Well done that man!
Latest update from Stagecoach Swindon says all services are now running normally.
Rubbish collection catch-up service for missed collections on Friday due to #Swindonsnow is on track. More details here http://t.co/4mDuY4ma— @Swindonnews 23 January 2013
Tasha Cope has sent in this picture of her two girls enjoying the snow.
RT @GWH_NHS: If you can travel safely to your appt today,attend as normal unless contacted.Can't attend?Ring the number on your appt letter to rearrange— @swindonadver 23 January 2013
If your rubbish or recycling collection was missed yesterday/today due to #Swindonsnow, please leave out and we will collect asap. Thanks— @Swindonnews 23 January 2013
We have had the following email from Davina Gile: "Full marks, Wiltshire dustmen!
They were out emptying our bins in Cricklade before 9am this morning."
A snowman built by Ellie-Rose Sharland, aged three.
A snow picture sent in by Alison Hince
The scene on cricklade road this morning at 9.30am. Sent in by William Bryan.
Trains between Swindon and Bristol are now running normally following a signalling problem.
Latest bad weather bulletin from Stagecoach - all services running normally at the moment except No7, which is currently terminating at South Marston and will not service Highworth.
RT @Sefton456: Bin collection here bang on time despite the snow - well done Swindon Council! This is how it should be.— @SwindonSouth 23 January 2013
9:38am Wed 23 Jan 13
Top marks to Barnes coaches who not only turned up this morning but also made it to Warneford via all the villages.
9:12am Wed 23 Jan 13
I must say that this update page has been most helpful especially with the buses running or not. Thank you Adver.
9:26am Wed 23 Jan 13
Drove though Highworth this morning, snowing very heavily, roads passable with care, road out to Coleshill, difficult.
Latest Thamesdown Transport bad weather bulletin - all services running normally at the moment.
Eastrop Infant School and Southfield Junior School (both in Highworth) are now closed.
Our man on the ground in Highworth says the main roads are currently pretty clear - just drive with care.
RT @nationalrailenq: Delays of 15 minutes between Swindon and Bristol Parkway because of safety checks of the line being made between these stations— @swindonadver 23 January 2013
Swindon under a fresh 6” of snow - working towards racing tonight, updates as soon as we have them— @swindondogs 23 January 2013
Stagecoach are suspending the No7 service from South Marston Business Park due to weather problems in Highworth.
One of our reporters and a photographer are heading out there now to reports of a jack-knifed lorry. If you have seen the incident, or have taken a picture, get in touch with us on email@example.com
We've had reports the there has been around 2ins of snow in Highworth in the last hour. A bus is stuck on Grove Hill.
Swindon College has tweeted to say it is open today but if any student feel their journey in would be unsafe they should call the college and let them know.
Statement from Paul Jenkins, MD of Thamesdown Transport:
Our school contract routes are running normally today, except for R26 which is unable to serve Chiseldon Camp due to the road conditions.
Our rural Services 46/46A, 47, 48/48A and 61 are running normally.
Our Swindon town services are running normally except for the following areas which cannot be served due to the road conditions:
Service 12 - Salzgitter Drive at St Andrews Ridge; buses will run direct between Blunsdon and Abbey Meads until further notice.
Service 15A - Millgrove Street at Redhouse; buses will run via Redhouse Way and Eastbury Way until further notice.
RT @Swindon_Travel: All routes operated by Stagecoach in Swindon are running normally. There may be some delays due the conditions. #swindonsnow— @swindonbus 23 January 2013
#Swindon in the snow this morning http://t.co/nheGhHpu— @gazzaloz 23 January 2013
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- Eastrop Primary school - open from 10am
Thamesdown Transport update - services 13 and 14 are back running as normal. No other problems currently being reported.
Here is the current list of schools affected:
- Churchfields Academy - open from 10.30am onwards to ALL staff and students
- Dorcan Academy - open from 10.30am but exams running as normal
- Isambard community school - open from 9.30am
- Liden pre-school and Liden Primary School - open at 10am to allow safe travel
- Westrop Primary School - Closed
All other schools are currently reported as being open as of 8.15. Keep checking the website for updates.
Swindon has woken up to a covering of white once again. Keep up to date with all the latest here. School closures to come...
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