Snow update: Schools to close as Arctic conditions to continue

Bucks Free Press: Snow update: Schools announce closure as snow set to continue Snow update: Schools announce closure as snow set to continue

THE Arctic conditions are set to continue throughout the night and a number of schools have already said they will remain closed tomorrow.

The Met Office is predicating the ‘light’ snow showers seen today will be replaced by a heavy downpour of the white stuff from about 6pm.

This is expected to ease off at around 9pm but the snow will continue to fall until the early hours, the latest forecast states.

A handful of schools have already responded by announcing they will be closed tomorrow. As of 5pm, these are:

  • Amersham School.
  • Ash Hill Primary.
  • Booker Hill.
  • Chalfont Valley Primary E-Act Academy.
  • Foxes Piece.
  • Heritage House.
  • Hughenden Primary – currently opening later.
  • Little Marlow Church of England.
  • Marsh School.
  • Stony Dean School.

Click here to view Buckinghamshire County Council’s website for the full-list and for further updates throughout the evening.

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6:01pm Sun 20 Jan 13

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

The old railway line at Wycombe Marsh.
The old railway line at Wycombe Marsh. ImpeturbableLawrence

6:03pm Sun 20 Jan 13

5george31 says...

Arctic conditions..... Hahaha....
Arctic conditions..... Hahaha.... 5george31

6:48pm Sun 20 Jan 13

KrisChaplin says...

I think this would be a pretty warm day in the arctic...
I think this would be a pretty warm day in the arctic... KrisChaplin

6:55pm Sun 20 Jan 13

miccles says...

See the gritters have had a day off today, thought they were on the ball this time? obviously not.
See the gritters have had a day off today, thought they were on the ball this time? obviously not. miccles

7:30pm Sun 20 Jan 13

fair say says...

Gritters are out and I must say the have kept the roads gritted.
They are one of the few public service workers that will go out in this weather.
Gritters are out and I must say the have kept the roads gritted. They are one of the few public service workers that will go out in this weather. fair say

7:47pm Sun 20 Jan 13

miccles says...

fair say wrote:
Gritters are out and I must say the have kept the roads gritted.
They are one of the few public service workers that will go out in this weather.
Oh yes, so where did u see the gritters then? They certainly have kept away from Downley, yet again, to say the hills are like an ice rink is an understatement.
[quote][p][bold]fair say[/bold] wrote: Gritters are out and I must say the have kept the roads gritted. They are one of the few public service workers that will go out in this weather.[/p][/quote]Oh yes, so where did u see the gritters then? They certainly have kept away from Downley, yet again, to say the hills are like an ice rink is an understatement. miccles

7:48pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

One or two gritters out... Totteridge Hill getting dangerous for residents as two wheeled drive vehicles spin out of control. 4x4 still OK...
One or two gritters out... Totteridge Hill getting dangerous for residents as two wheeled drive vehicles spin out of control. 4x4 still OK... Mr Totterdge Hill

7:58pm Sun 20 Jan 13

DeadManCarl says...

They def have not been to the Pastures today. I have just walked over to see the conditions for the morning and cars are skidding
They def have not been to the Pastures today. I have just walked over to see the conditions for the morning and cars are skidding DeadManCarl

8:04pm Sun 20 Jan 13

miccles says...

DeadManCarl wrote:
They def have not been to the Pastures today. I have just walked over to see the conditions for the morning and cars are skidding
Middlebrook Rd is diabolical
[quote][p][bold]DeadManCarl[/bold] wrote: They def have not been to the Pastures today. I have just walked over to see the conditions for the morning and cars are skidding[/p][/quote]Middlebrook Rd is diabolical miccles

8:14pm Sun 20 Jan 13

DeadManCarl says...

miccles wrote:
DeadManCarl wrote:
They def have not been to the Pastures today. I have just walked over to see the conditions for the morning and cars are skidding
Middlebrook Rd is diabolical
Just seen on BCC website that the gritters are out and one is currently tracking on the pastures. I just wish they would so Middlebrook and Cotswold Way
[quote][p][bold]miccles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DeadManCarl[/bold] wrote: They def have not been to the Pastures today. I have just walked over to see the conditions for the morning and cars are skidding[/p][/quote]Middlebrook Rd is diabolical[/p][/quote]Just seen on BCC website that the gritters are out and one is currently tracking on the pastures. I just wish they would so Middlebrook and Cotswold Way DeadManCarl

8:27pm Sun 20 Jan 13

miccles says...

DeadManCarl wrote:
miccles wrote:
DeadManCarl wrote:
They def have not been to the Pastures today. I have just walked over to see the conditions for the morning and cars are skidding
Middlebrook Rd is diabolical
Just seen on BCC website that the gritters are out and one is currently tracking on the pastures. I just wish they would so Middlebrook and Cotswold Way
Have just seen one along the Pastures, not sure if it went down the hill or not, it reversed back, and went towards Plomer Green Lane, it missed out Middlebrook altogether.
[quote][p][bold]DeadManCarl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miccles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DeadManCarl[/bold] wrote: They def have not been to the Pastures today. I have just walked over to see the conditions for the morning and cars are skidding[/p][/quote]Middlebrook Rd is diabolical[/p][/quote]Just seen on BCC website that the gritters are out and one is currently tracking on the pastures. I just wish they would so Middlebrook and Cotswold Way[/p][/quote]Have just seen one along the Pastures, not sure if it went down the hill or not, it reversed back, and went towards Plomer Green Lane, it missed out Middlebrook altogether. miccles

8:36pm Sun 20 Jan 13

nellyfire says...

Pastures closed still no info on the schools st Michael s in perticular..perhaps they will wait again for us to plow through the snow /ice then to say oh we are now closing!
Pastures closed still no info on the schools st Michael s in perticular..perhaps they will wait again for us to plow through the snow /ice then to say oh we are now closing! nellyfire

8:46pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Bookermum says...

Not seen any gritters all day ... & nothing other than snow/ice on the roads!!
I think schools are put off with announcing closures too soon ... Look what happened Thursday :( ... Although I for one am hoping school is closed tomorrow!!
Enjoy the snow, & keep safe!
Not seen any gritters all day ... & nothing other than snow/ice on the roads!! I think schools are put off with announcing closures too soon ... Look what happened Thursday :( ... Although I for one am hoping school is closed tomorrow!! Enjoy the snow, & keep safe! Bookermum

8:54pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Whatsgoingonthen? says...

Not sure if Arctic is really an appropriate description. It is cold, but not as cold as the artic - from Wiki: Arctic...it can be defined as the region where the average temperature for the warmest month (July) is below 10 °C (50 °F) ... Average winter temperatures can be as low as −40 °C (−40 °F), and the coldest recorded temperature is approximately −68 °C (−90 °F)...so I'm thinking although we had a rubbish summer last year, perhaps not.
Not sure if Arctic is really an appropriate description. It is cold, but not as cold as the artic - from Wiki: Arctic...it can be defined as the region where the average temperature for the warmest month (July) is below 10 °C (50 °F) ... Average winter temperatures can be as low as −40 °C (−40 °F), and the coldest recorded temperature is approximately −68 °C (−90 °F)...so I'm thinking although we had a rubbish summer last year, perhaps not. Whatsgoingonthen?

9:06pm Sun 20 Jan 13

buftonp13 says...

Arctic conditions, dont make me laugh we aint even got a ft of snow and the temp is just below 0. And the lazy bloody teachers still taking days off, im sure there be straight there if they only got paid for days they were actually at school in their warm classrooms sat down talking to children. great example to the kids of today.
Arctic conditions, dont make me laugh we aint even got a ft of snow and the temp is just below 0. And the lazy bloody teachers still taking days off, im sure there be straight there if they only got paid for days they were actually at school in their warm classrooms sat down talking to children. great example to the kids of today. buftonp13

9:13pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

I saw a gritter! Totteridge Hill, road OK again for sensible drivers again... not sure about the idiot on his quad bike riding up and down without any lights on though???
I saw a gritter! Totteridge Hill, road OK again for sensible drivers again... not sure about the idiot on his quad bike riding up and down without any lights on though??? Mr Totterdge Hill

9:24pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Whatsgoingonthen? says...

I must have missed the heavy downpour of snow - I am seeing moon and stars now and the snow has been light all day.

Now if you are living in Norilsk, Russia they have had 10 feet of snow and icicles 3 feet long. People have had to dig their way out or climb out via their their second storey windows.

More info and pictures http://rt.com/news/w
inter-snow-russia-we
ather-275/
I must have missed the heavy downpour of snow - I am seeing moon and stars now and the snow has been light all day. Now if you are living in Norilsk, Russia they have had 10 feet of snow and icicles 3 feet long. People have had to dig their way out or climb out via their their second storey windows. More info and pictures http://rt.com/news/w inter-snow-russia-we ather-275/ Whatsgoingonthen?

10:49pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Voyeur says...

We saw gritters out in St Hughs in Micklefield and also C ock Lane in Gomms Wood this evening.
We saw gritters out in St Hughs in Micklefield and also C ock Lane in Gomms Wood this evening. Voyeur

7:09am Mon 21 Jan 13

MCarey says...

hellishly icy out there this morning, its fine the schools clearing their ice and snow but if we cant get out of our own roads what can you do
hellishly icy out there this morning, its fine the schools clearing their ice and snow but if we cant get out of our own roads what can you do MCarey

8:15am Mon 21 Jan 13

demoness the second says...

buftonp13 wrote:
Arctic conditions, dont make me laugh we aint even got a ft of snow and the temp is just below 0. And the lazy bloody teachers still taking days off, im sure there be straight there if they only got paid for days they were actually at school in their warm classrooms sat down talking to children. great example to the kids of today.
Okay - I will bite.
You seem to have a real vendetta against teachers with seemingly little substance.
All I can say is clearly you did not have a good experience at school - was reading, writing, punctuation and grammar a problem?
[quote][p][bold]buftonp13[/bold] wrote: Arctic conditions, dont make me laugh we aint even got a ft of snow and the temp is just below 0. And the lazy bloody teachers still taking days off, im sure there be straight there if they only got paid for days they were actually at school in their warm classrooms sat down talking to children. great example to the kids of today.[/p][/quote]Okay - I will bite. You seem to have a real vendetta against teachers with seemingly little substance. All I can say is clearly you did not have a good experience at school - was reading, writing, punctuation and grammar a problem? demoness the second

9:09am Mon 21 Jan 13

deecee01 says...

buftonp13 wrote:
Arctic conditions, dont make me laugh we aint even got a ft of snow and the temp is just below 0. And the lazy bloody teachers still taking days off, im sure there be straight there if they only got paid for days they were actually at school in their warm classrooms sat down talking to children. great example to the kids of today.
Couldn't agree more!
[quote][p][bold]buftonp13[/bold] wrote: Arctic conditions, dont make me laugh we aint even got a ft of snow and the temp is just below 0. And the lazy bloody teachers still taking days off, im sure there be straight there if they only got paid for days they were actually at school in their warm classrooms sat down talking to children. great example to the kids of today.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more! deecee01

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