No more snow for Swindon after today

Motorists struggle along Great Western Way in the snow last Friday

Motorists struggle along Great Western Way in the snow last Friday

First published in Swindon under snow Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

THERE is no more snow forecast for the rest of the week as Swindon gets back to normal after the wintry weather.

The Met office predicted that two to five centimetres would fall overnight but have said that it believes the weather will then be a lot more settled for the rest of the working week.

Swindon Commercial Services had gritters on standby last night to deal with any further flurries but services across the town appear to be back on their feet after a disrupted weekend.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “We are still going to see some wintery precipitation, with a yellow warning over Swindon.

“We are predicting two to five centimetres to fall overnight.

“By the time most people get up, the snow should have stopped and there will be heavy cloud cover with chance of a few light showers through the day It will then be much more settled for the rest of the working week and it will be very cold.”

With the freezing temperatures and the remaining snow turning to ice, the Great Western Hospital has seen an increase in weather-related admissions.

A spokeswoman for the hospital said: “With freezing temperatures, ice is the major concern now, and it is over the next few days that we expect to see an increase in weather-related slips and falls.

“We have seen an increase in fracture patients attending the emergency department.

“Fracture injuries include a mixture of fractures of the fingers, hands, wrist, shoulder and ankles.

“The bulk of injuries will tend to be from slipping on the ice on the pavements.

“We would encourage people to take extra care when they are getting around this week.”

Streetsmart have been out providing a catch-up service for any rubbish that was left uncollected from Friday, after it was too treacherous for them to carry on their collections.

Richard Fisher, the Streetsmart Service delivery manager, said: “We are providing a catch-up service for any rubbish collections, which were unfortunately missed last Friday due to the snow.

“Any blue bag collections which were missed were picked up yesterday.

“Various wheelie bin collections were also disrupted and we have scheduled in dates for throughout this week to empty them for affected households.

“If your recycling was missed, please take it in and put it out on your next due collection date.

“Many thanks for your co-operation and apologies for any inconvenience.”

To find out more about rubbish collections call 01793 445501.

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9:24am Wed 23 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

Have you looked out the window, that's all the Met office do!
Have you looked out the window, that's all the Met office do! Davidsyrett
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9:40am Wed 23 Jan 13

Trend says...

Well they haven't looked out this morning as it is still snowing!
Well they haven't looked out this morning as it is still snowing! Trend
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9:50am Wed 23 Jan 13

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Quote "A spokesman for the Met Office said: “We are still going to see some wintery precipitation, with a yellow warning over Swindon. "

Er.... Wintery precipitation.... You mean snow.

Why is it we have try and make things sound much more important/significan
t/complicated than they are!
Quote "A spokesman for the Met Office said: “We are still going to see some wintery precipitation, with a yellow warning over Swindon. " Er.... Wintery precipitation.... You mean snow. Why is it we have try and make things sound much more important/significan t/complicated than they are! LordAshOfTheBrake
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10:04am Wed 23 Jan 13

Davey Gravey says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Have you looked out the window, that's all the Met office do!
They've been spot on with the forecasts lately.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: Have you looked out the window, that's all the Met office do![/p][/quote]They've been spot on with the forecasts lately. Davey Gravey
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1:01pm Wed 23 Jan 13

house on the hill says...

"Davidsyrett says...
9:24am Wed 23 Jan 13

Have you looked out the window, that's all the Met office do!”"

Actually they dont. Having previousy worked less than a mile from their headquarters, they very often had the weather wrong for that area on their website and I was tempted on many occasions to phone them and suggest they did look out the window!
"Davidsyrett says... 9:24am Wed 23 Jan 13 Have you looked out the window, that's all the Met office do!”" Actually they dont. Having previousy worked less than a mile from their headquarters, they very often had the weather wrong for that area on their website and I was tempted on many occasions to phone them and suggest they did look out the window! house on the hill
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3:30pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

Oh, snowing heavily again Met. Office!
Oh, snowing heavily again Met. Office! Davidsyrett
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7:00pm Wed 23 Jan 13

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

7pm and its still coming down, despite it not being forecast :)
7pm and its still coming down, despite it not being forecast :) LordAshOfTheBrake
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