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Hundreds of schools closed as wintry weather continues to grip South Buckinghamshire

| December 11, 2017

Snow in High Wycombe. (Archive picture)

Wintry weather continued to grip South Buckinghamshire on the morning Monday 11th December 2017.

Over 260 schools across Buckinghamshire were closed due to the wintry conditions. A full list of the closures can be found on the Buckinghamshire County Council school closures web page.

With over 850 tonnes of grit spread on 7,000km of Buckinghamshire’s main roads by Transport for Buckinghamshire gritters, the main roads in Buckinghamshire were on the whole passable.

However many residents faced difficulties getting from then driveways to the nearest treated road. Snow ploughs were busy clearing many of the residential roads during Monday morning.

Rail services were operating quite well however some trains were comprised of fewer carriages than usual due to rolling stock being in the wrong location. As result some services called at extra stations. A points failure at Harrow On The Hill did cause disruption for commuters travelling to London Marylebone on the Aylesbury to London Marylebone via Amersham line.

On their Twitter page Chiltern Railways are still warning of possible disruption to services on Monday 11th November 2017.

A points failure at West Ruislip also caused service disruption on the Birmingham to London Marylebone line via High Wycombe :

The M40, while drivable, suffered from the usual congestion at various junctions. At 7.03am firefighters were called to a collision involving three cars on the Northbound carriage of the M40 between Junction 2 (Beaconsfield) and Junction 3 (Loudwater). While nobody was trapped as a result of the collision two men were left in the care of South Central Ambulance Service.

The various Household Recycling Centres in Buckinghamshire were all open and operating normally however those who visited were met with a very snow scene as can be seen from the web cams located at the various facilities.

The wintry weather is expected to continue with mixed rain and snow continuing to fall on Monday 11th December 2017. Temperatures are not expected to rise above 2C on Monday and will plummet to -6C overnight into Tuesday. The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning of Snow and Ice for London and the South East.

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