LiveSwindon hit by more snow overnight

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  • Keep up to date with the latest:
  • School closures
  • Road closures
  • Affected services
  • Send is your snow pictures to webteam@swindonadvertiser.co.uk

4:42pm

Emily, Olly, Sasha, Alessandro,Alex,Harvey and Luca building a snowman at Highworth Golf Course

Swindon Advertiser:

3:49pm

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.

Do you know either of these two heroes? Give Scott D'Arcy a shout on 01793 501793 or email newsdesk@swindonadvertiser.co.uk

1:51pm

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.

Swindon Advertiser:

1:44pm

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! 

1:13pm

Latest update from Stagecoach Swindon says all services are now running normally.

1:12pm

1:12pm

Tasha Cope has sent in this picture of her two girls enjoying the snow.

Swindon Advertiser:

1:03pm

1:01pm

11:45am

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."

11:42am

A snowman built by Ellie-Rose Sharland, aged three.

Swindon Advertiser:

11:40am

A snow picture sent in by Alison Hince

Swindon Advertiser:

 

11:36am

The scene on cricklade road this morning at 9.30am. Sent in by William Bryan. 

Swindon Advertiser:

11:29am

Trains between Swindon and Bristol are now running normally following a signalling problem.

10:58am

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.

10:56am

10:55am

9:38am Wed 23 Jan 13

Trend says

Top marks to Barnes coaches who not only turned up this morning but also made it to Warneford via all the villages.

10:55am

9:12am Wed 23 Jan 13

silvergran says

I must say that this update page has been most helpful especially with the buses running or not. Thank you Adver.

10:55am

9:26am Wed 23 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says

Drove though Highworth this morning, snowing very heavily, roads passable with care, road out to Coleshill, difficult.

10:55am

Latest Thamesdown Transport bad weather bulletin - all services running normally at the moment.

10:50am

Eastrop Infant School and Southfield Junior School (both in Highworth) are now closed.

10:47am

Our man on the ground in Highworth says the main roads are currently pretty clear - just drive with care.

 

10:45am

10:45am

10:26am

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 webteam@swindonadvertiser.co.uk

9:40am

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.

9:06am

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. 

8:55am

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.

8:54am

8:38am

8:38am

Are there any problems in your area? Tell us - email newsdesk@swindonadvertiser.co.uk

8:25am

Schools latest:

  • Eastrop Primary school - open from 10am

8:21am

Thamesdown Transport update - services 13 and 14 are back running as normal. No other problems currently being reported. 

 

8:14am

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. 

8:06am

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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8:32am Wed 23 Jan 13

Tonyblairisthedevil says...

Dont Panic, Dont Panic
Dont Panic, Dont Panic Tonyblairisthedevil
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9:12am Wed 23 Jan 13

silvergran says...

I must say that this update page has been most helpful especially with the buses running or not. Thank you Adver.
I must say that this update page has been most helpful especially with the buses running or not. Thank you Adver. silvergran
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9:26am Wed 23 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

Drove though Highworth this morning, snowing very heavily, roads passable with care, road out to Coleshill, difficult.
Drove though Highworth this morning, snowing very heavily, roads passable with care, road out to Coleshill, difficult. Davidsyrett
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9:38am Wed 23 Jan 13

Trend says...

Top marks to Barnes coaches who not only turned up this morning but also made it to Warneford via all the villages.
Top marks to Barnes coaches who not only turned up this morning but also made it to Warneford via all the villages. Trend
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2:10pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Stephanie Tye says...

The Real Librarian - I've removed your comment due to the profanity included (it doesn't matter that it was asterisked out, we're a family newspaper).

Please feel free to repost excluding that particular word (and any others of a similar vein!)

Stephanie
Web Editor
The Real Librarian - I've removed your comment due to the profanity included (it doesn't matter that it was asterisked out, we're a family newspaper). Please feel free to repost excluding that particular word (and any others of a similar vein!) Stephanie Web Editor Stephanie Tye
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6:28pm Wed 23 Jan 13

peatmoor pirate says...

I have to say, roads all very good around Swindon today; thanks to those who gritted etc overnight. Apart from friday AM, it's been easy to get aournd town despite the weather. Well done all involved.
I have to say, roads all very good around Swindon today; thanks to those who gritted etc overnight. Apart from friday AM, it's been easy to get aournd town despite the weather. Well done all involved. peatmoor pirate
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9:29pm Wed 23 Jan 13

timt1964 says...

even asterisks are not allowed!! this isnt china is it? anyone who has a 4x4 is being feted as a hero,years ago a hero was someone who rescued children from a burning building,soldiers who died fighting a losing battle for queen and country,now its anyone who does anything the rest of our selfish,me me me society wont do in case they get mugged or sued.come on adver,news must be short if a bit of snow is worthy of so much wasted space.its going to rain sunday,is the adver on tsunami watch?
even asterisks are not allowed!! this isnt china is it? anyone who has a 4x4 is being feted as a hero,years ago a hero was someone who rescued children from a burning building,soldiers who died fighting a losing battle for queen and country,now its anyone who does anything the rest of our selfish,me me me society wont do in case they get mugged or sued.come on adver,news must be short if a bit of snow is worthy of so much wasted space.its going to rain sunday,is the adver on tsunami watch? timt1964
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11:47pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Phantom Poster says...

timt1964 wrote:
even asterisks are not allowed!! this isnt china is it? anyone who has a 4x4 is being feted as a hero,years ago a hero was someone who rescued children from a burning building,soldiers who died fighting a losing battle for queen and country,now its anyone who does anything the rest of our selfish,me me me society wont do in case they get mugged or sued.come on adver,news must be short if a bit of snow is worthy of so much wasted space.its going to rain sunday,is the adver on tsunami watch?
No it's not China, but if someone provides a place where you can post comments for free (even though it costs them money) then they are entirely entitled to decide the standard of the content which should be allowed.

Nobody forces you to visit this web site and my guess is that you're probably not an Adver customer.

Why not set up your own web forum if you are so bothered? I'll post you some links to where you can do that for free!
[quote][p][bold]timt1964[/bold] wrote: even asterisks are not allowed!! this isnt china is it? anyone who has a 4x4 is being feted as a hero,years ago a hero was someone who rescued children from a burning building,soldiers who died fighting a losing battle for queen and country,now its anyone who does anything the rest of our selfish,me me me society wont do in case they get mugged or sued.come on adver,news must be short if a bit of snow is worthy of so much wasted space.its going to rain sunday,is the adver on tsunami watch?[/p][/quote]No it's not China, but if someone provides a place where you can post comments for free (even though it costs them money) then they are entirely entitled to decide the standard of the content which should be allowed. Nobody forces you to visit this web site and my guess is that you're probably not an Adver customer. Why not set up your own web forum if you are so bothered? I'll post you some links to where you can do that for free! Phantom Poster
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11:52pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Phantom Poster says...

timt1964 wrote:
even asterisks are not allowed!! this isnt china is it? anyone who has a 4x4 is being feted as a hero,years ago a hero was someone who rescued children from a burning building,soldiers who died fighting a losing battle for queen and country,now its anyone who does anything the rest of our selfish,me me me society wont do in case they get mugged or sued.come on adver,news must be short if a bit of snow is worthy of so much wasted space.its going to rain sunday,is the adver on tsunami watch?
By the way, you have a rose tinted view of the past if you think that newspapers ever used the term "hero" in its literal sense.
[quote][p][bold]timt1964[/bold] wrote: even asterisks are not allowed!! this isnt china is it? anyone who has a 4x4 is being feted as a hero,years ago a hero was someone who rescued children from a burning building,soldiers who died fighting a losing battle for queen and country,now its anyone who does anything the rest of our selfish,me me me society wont do in case they get mugged or sued.come on adver,news must be short if a bit of snow is worthy of so much wasted space.its going to rain sunday,is the adver on tsunami watch?[/p][/quote]By the way, you have a rose tinted view of the past if you think that newspapers ever used the term "hero" in its literal sense. Phantom Poster
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8:29am Thu 24 Jan 13

Always Grumpy says...

Stephanie Tye wrote:
The Real Librarian - I've removed your comment due to the profanity included (it doesn't matter that it was asterisked out, we're a family newspaper).

Please feel free to repost excluding that particular word (and any others of a similar vein!)

Stephanie
Web Editor
I missed that, what word was it?
[quote][p][bold]Stephanie Tye[/bold] wrote: The Real Librarian - I've removed your comment due to the profanity included (it doesn't matter that it was asterisked out, we're a family newspaper). Please feel free to repost excluding that particular word (and any others of a similar vein!) Stephanie Web Editor[/p][/quote]I missed that, what word was it? Always Grumpy
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10:34am Thu 24 Jan 13

benzss says...

Always Grumpy wrote:
Stephanie Tye wrote: The Real Librarian - I've removed your comment due to the profanity included (it doesn't matter that it was asterisked out, we're a family newspaper). Please feel free to repost excluding that particular word (and any others of a similar vein!) Stephanie Web Editor
I missed that, what word was it?
Oh that's easy, it was ****
[quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stephanie Tye[/bold] wrote: The Real Librarian - I've removed your comment due to the profanity included (it doesn't matter that it was asterisked out, we're a family newspaper). Please feel free to repost excluding that particular word (and any others of a similar vein!) Stephanie Web Editor[/p][/quote]I missed that, what word was it?[/p][/quote]Oh that's easy, it was **** benzss
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10:36am Thu 24 Jan 13

Always Grumpy says...

benzss wrote:
Always Grumpy wrote:
Stephanie Tye wrote: The Real Librarian - I've removed your comment due to the profanity included (it doesn't matter that it was asterisked out, we're a family newspaper). Please feel free to repost excluding that particular word (and any others of a similar vein!) Stephanie Web Editor
I missed that, what word was it?
Oh that's easy, it was ****
Disgusting!
[quote][p][bold]benzss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stephanie Tye[/bold] wrote: The Real Librarian - I've removed your comment due to the profanity included (it doesn't matter that it was asterisked out, we're a family newspaper). Please feel free to repost excluding that particular word (and any others of a similar vein!) Stephanie Web Editor[/p][/quote]I missed that, what word was it?[/p][/quote]Oh that's easy, it was ****[/p][/quote]Disgusting! Always Grumpy
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