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Seasonal cold snap brings snowfall for many.

Sign of snow at Bodiam. 14/1/13

Sign of snow at Bodiam. 14/1/13

Snow changed the outlook for Rother residents this morning, as many woke to a flurry of snow from first light this morning.

The Met Office has issued an amber snow warning for the south-east for today and tomorrow warning that a band of sleet and snow is expected to move eastwards across the region during Monday morning and early afternoon.

This will clear from the west through the afternoon, but snowfalls of between two to five centimetres are predicted for today.

A similar warning for the entire east coast, including the south-east corner, has been issued for tomorrow with the Met Office warning of possible disruption to public transport. The very cold temperatures are then expected to continue throughout the week.

A number of supermarkets were stocking snow shovels over the weekend in preparation for the snowy onslaught.

Nationally, the Highways Agency has over 500 vehicle including gritters on standby. They said in a statement: “We have reviewed salt stock levels and taken action where needed to enhance our resilience and we have again established a reserve salt stock to help ensure that there is enough salt to deal with severe winter.

“Our roads will be treated whenever there is a risk of ice or snow. However, even when roads have been treated, drivers should still take care, especially on stretches where the local road layout or landscape means there could be a greater risk of ice forming.”

While the AA and RAC were urging drivers to keep an eye on the weather and traffic reports and be prepared before driving.

If you have woken up this morning to snow, then send us your pictures. Email them to rye.battle@jpress.co.uk

 

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