For a second day snow and ice has caused disruption in High Wycombe and South Buckinghamshire.
Snow has fallen virtually continuously for 48 hours leaving many residential roads impassable. Strong winds whipped up the powdery snow laying on roof tops and on the ground leading to blizzard conditions in some parts of town.
Taxi services were in demand with some private hire companies fully booked on the morning of Friday 2nd March 2018.
Dustbin collections were suspended in High Wycombe on Friday 2nd March 2018 while the Wycombe District Council offices closed early at 3.00pm ‘due to worsening conditions‘.
Apologies, but we're going to have to close our offices at 3pm today due to worsening conditions.
— WycombeDC (@wycombedc) March 2, 2018
A yellow warning of snow and ice has been issued by The Met Office taking effect between 10.30am and 11.50pm on Friday 2nd March 2018, further details can be found here.
On Friday 2nd March 2018 a total of 311 schools were closed in Buckinghamshire. Details of school closures can be found on the School Closures page of the Buckinghamshire County Council website. Details of school transport disruption can also be found on the Buckinghamshire County Council website.
Bus routes in High Wycombe were affected by the snow and ice, most notably the 33 bus service did not run to Castlefield of Totteridge instead the service ran as fas a the Half Moon Pub stop in the west on and Bowerdeen Crossroad stop in the east. While the 32 bus service did not serve Booker Hill Road.
Details of transport disruption in Buckinghamshire can be found on the Buckinghamshire County Council website.
On the railways services to and from London Marylebone were generally operating with some delays to services as detailed in the following tweet from the Chiltern Railways official Twitter page :
Chiltern Railways is still operating on all routes, however due to severe weather conditions, customers are advised that some services may be delayed. We expect this situation to last until the end of the day and possibly into tomorrow. More information: https://t.co/jodUCTFqOF pic.twitter.com/76rfME8Wng
— Chiltern Railways (@chilternrailway) March 2, 2018
Weather conditions are expected to improve on Saturday 3rd March 2018, no further snow fall is forecast and day time temperatures will be above freezing however night time temperatures are still forecast to be below zero.
The extent of the snow covering Buckinghamshire could be seen by looking at the live feeds from the web cams located at the Household Recycling Centres in Buckinghamshire :