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Summary

  • Schools have had to shut today again due to the severe winter weather.
  • Arriva and Carousel Buses are having problems with icy roads, with buses unable to reach certain areas on their routes - including High Wycombe.
  • Chiltern Railways is running a normal service but signal problems are causing delays to commuters.
  • Wycombe District Council has suspended all waste and recycling collections today, and all green waste collections have been suspended for the week.
  • Follow this live blog for all the latest on the roads, schools and other key information
  • Join in the coverage by commenting below and by following the BFP on Twitter using the hashtag #snowinbucks.
  • •Tell us what your roads are like and send us your snow pics via bfpnews@london.newsquest.co.uk or tweet @bucksfreepress

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1:09pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Kris S says...

These are not severe weather conditions. 2 foot of snow,-10 degrees and snow drifts, that would be severe.Having said this, the roads might be clear,but what about the pavements?
In Wycombe the side roads are passable but pavements resemble an icerink.
Perhaps if CC would be able to clear car and pedestrian access to schools than we would not have such a problem.
A lot of times I have seen the gritters but not using the ploughs attached.
Why do people find it so difficult to their little bit by clearing the pavement outside their homes? It seems a lot of people moan, do nothing themselves and wait for everybody else to do it for them.
These are not severe weather conditions. 2 foot of snow,-10 degrees and snow drifts, that would be severe.Having said this, the roads might be clear,but what about the pavements? In Wycombe the side roads are passable but pavements resemble an icerink. Perhaps if CC would be able to clear car and pedestrian access to schools than we would not have such a problem. A lot of times I have seen the gritters but not using the ploughs attached. Why do people find it so difficult to their little bit by clearing the pavement outside their homes? It seems a lot of people moan, do nothing themselves and wait for everybody else to do it for them. Kris S
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1:20pm Mon 21 Jan 13

cezyboo says...

I agree with Kris, I have just helped our school clear the snow and ice off of the road, pavements and inside. I'm not sure how it stands if you are to clear an area, someone falls and claims. Not sure if thats a myth?? If all residents did a little bit, it would be a lot clearer. Like you say people just think someone else will do it.....We have to do things like they did years ago...as a community. We are quite lucky where we are, but I know some aren't.
I agree with Kris, I have just helped our school clear the snow and ice off of the road, pavements and inside. I'm not sure how it stands if you are to clear an area, someone falls and claims. Not sure if thats a myth?? If all residents did a little bit, it would be a lot clearer. Like you say people just think someone else will do it.....We have to do things like they did years ago...as a community. We are quite lucky where we are, but I know some aren't. cezyboo
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2:09pm Mon 21 Jan 13

whingefree says...

cezyboo wrote:
I agree with Kris, I have just helped our school clear the snow and ice off of the road, pavements and inside. I'm not sure how it stands if you are to clear an area, someone falls and claims. Not sure if thats a myth?? If all residents did a little bit, it would be a lot clearer. Like you say people just think someone else will do it.....We have to do things like they did years ago...as a community. We are quite lucky where we are, but I know some aren't.
You are allowed to clear sonw from public spaces, as long as you take care. The government encourage you to do it and have even published guidelines. It is a myth that you can't do it, or that you can get sued.

Just follow the 'snow code'!

http://www.transport
forbucks.net/Winter-
maintenance/Clearing
-snow-and-ice-yourse
lf.aspx

http://www.metoffice
.gov.uk/learning/get
-ready-for-winter/ou
t-and-about/the-snow
-code
[quote][p][bold]cezyboo[/bold] wrote: I agree with Kris, I have just helped our school clear the snow and ice off of the road, pavements and inside. I'm not sure how it stands if you are to clear an area, someone falls and claims. Not sure if thats a myth?? If all residents did a little bit, it would be a lot clearer. Like you say people just think someone else will do it.....We have to do things like they did years ago...as a community. We are quite lucky where we are, but I know some aren't.[/p][/quote]You are allowed to clear sonw from public spaces, as long as you take care. The government encourage you to do it and have even published guidelines. It is a myth that you can't do it, or that you can get sued. Just follow the 'snow code'! http://www.transport forbucks.net/Winter- maintenance/Clearing -snow-and-ice-yourse lf.aspx http://www.metoffice .gov.uk/learning/get -ready-for-winter/ou t-and-about/the-snow -code whingefree
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2:55pm Mon 21 Jan 13

The Nomad says...

people need to work together to clear side roads as it would get done quicker

I have just seen one man clear one side of Hawthorne Road of ice and snow so that everyone can use the road!
people need to work together to clear side roads as it would get done quicker I have just seen one man clear one side of Hawthorne Road of ice and snow so that everyone can use the road! The Nomad
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3:43pm Mon 21 Jan 13

EssexBlur says...

For the love of everything Holy people, it's Winter. Get a freaking grip.

What do you expect to fall from the skies? Burgers?
For the love of everything Holy people, it's Winter. Get a freaking grip. What do you expect to fall from the skies? Burgers? EssexBlur
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