What you are saying about the snow

Echo: What you are saying about the snow What you are saying about the snow

THE snowfall predicted for south Essex started this morning with some reports saying we'll get up to 8cms. 

Here's what people are tweeting. 

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9:53am Sun 20 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

Heavy Snow in Rayleigh, the panto's starting as a Clio screams its way up Crown Hill, in first gear, all over the place...
Heavy Snow in Rayleigh, the panto's starting as a Clio screams its way up Crown Hill, in first gear, all over the place... Carnabackable
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12:07pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Antonius says...

I expect there will be the usual mass school closure tomorrow ?
Here is a comment from someone in the US.

Quote ... " Modern education follows metrics closely. Let's say it is "extreme" weather for a particular area. If 10% of the kids can't make it, then that hits the schools attendance record at the end of the year. So instead of absorbing the bad numbers they call a snow day, and then have an extra day of school at the end, or shave a day off of Christmas break etc.
Attendance is a legal obligation of the parents, so schools will balance what is best for the school with what can be reasonably expected from parents in terms of transportation.
Most parents don't have the option to miss work just because a school decides to have a snow day, and they understand that.
I haven't heard of a law in the U.S. that protects parents from missing work...."
I expect there will be the usual mass school closure tomorrow ? Here is a comment from someone in the US. Quote ... " Modern education follows metrics closely. Let's say it is "extreme" weather for a particular area. If 10% of the kids can't make it, then that hits the schools attendance record at the end of the year. So instead of absorbing the bad numbers they call a snow day, and then have an extra day of school at the end, or shave a day off of Christmas break etc. Attendance is a legal obligation of the parents, so schools will balance what is best for the school with what can be reasonably expected from parents in terms of transportation. Most parents don't have the option to miss work just because a school decides to have a snow day, and they understand that. I haven't heard of a law in the U.S. that protects parents from missing work...." Antonius
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2:46pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Antonius says...

Also, I do wish they wouldn't give the depth in cms, Either use mms or inches
Also, I do wish they wouldn't give the depth in cms, Either use mms or inches Antonius
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3:39pm Sun 20 Jan 13

jolllyboy says...

Elmsleigh Drive and Eastwood Road North were not gritted at 10 o'clock this morning. - these are bus routes.
Elmsleigh Drive and Eastwood Road North were not gritted at 10 o'clock this morning. - these are bus routes. jolllyboy
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3:49pm Sun 20 Jan 13

pendulum says...

Did 44 miles on the motorcycle today, they have done a good job gritting, no problems. To those claiming heavy snow... it really isn't.
Did 44 miles on the motorcycle today, they have done a good job gritting, no problems. To those claiming heavy snow... it really isn't. pendulum
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4:20pm Sun 20 Jan 13

emcee says...

Southchurch Road still not gritted at 4:20pm
Southchurch Road still not gritted at 4:20pm emcee
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5:17pm Sun 20 Jan 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

A massive snowman and wife in Chalkwell park, with a small snow dog inbetween....then some 13-ish year old kid ran straight into one of them with his mates laughing and swigging monster (1 can between 8) and the builders (who i think were visiting the area) of the snow people just stood there...must of been thinking WTF....nice kids been brought up well....who all shouted they will be back later to finish them off, be surprised if they are still standing.
A massive snowman and wife in Chalkwell park, with a small snow dog inbetween....then some 13-ish year old kid ran straight into one of them with his mates laughing and swigging monster (1 can between 8) and the builders (who i think were visiting the area) of the snow people just stood there...must of been thinking WTF....nice kids been brought up well....who all shouted they will be back later to finish them off, be surprised if they are still standing. DogsMessInLeigh
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7:01pm Sun 20 Jan 13

allan348 says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Elmsleigh Drive and Eastwood Road North were not gritted at 10 o'clock this morning. - these are bus routes.
Its hard enought o get them out these days let alone specifing times of arrival in streets, give them a chance there are a lot of bus routes through this area!!!!
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Elmsleigh Drive and Eastwood Road North were not gritted at 10 o'clock this morning. - these are bus routes.[/p][/quote]Its hard enought o get them out these days let alone specifing times of arrival in streets, give them a chance there are a lot of bus routes through this area!!!! allan348
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8:36pm Sun 20 Jan 13

EssexBoy1968 says...

allan348 wrote:
jolllyboy wrote: Elmsleigh Drive and Eastwood Road North were not gritted at 10 o'clock this morning. - these are bus routes.
Its hard enought o get them out these days let alone specifing times of arrival in streets, give them a chance there are a lot of bus routes through this area!!!!
The difference between the areas of the A13 covered by ECC & SBC are very noticable, I have to say I think SBC haven't gritted their portion. So, if they are not gritting trunk routes, I suppose we cannot be surprised if bus routes have been left too.
[quote][p][bold]allan348[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Elmsleigh Drive and Eastwood Road North were not gritted at 10 o'clock this morning. - these are bus routes.[/p][/quote]Its hard enought o get them out these days let alone specifing times of arrival in streets, give them a chance there are a lot of bus routes through this area!!!![/p][/quote]The difference between the areas of the A13 covered by ECC & SBC are very noticable, I have to say I think SBC haven't gritted their portion. So, if they are not gritting trunk routes, I suppose we cannot be surprised if bus routes have been left too. EssexBoy1968
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11:05pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Nebs says...

You'd have thought Southend Council would have a bad weather plan, with at least someone going in to work and updating their website to let everyone know what is happening.
You'd have thought Southend Council would have a bad weather plan, with at least someone going in to work and updating their website to let everyone know what is happening. Nebs
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7:32am Mon 21 Jan 13

the citizen says...

Why is Westborough School closed? No more snow overnight. Only school in Southend to close so far. Not like it's in the countryside. Was there a local fall of snow unique to the Westborough ward? Far to easy to shut a school. Others have managed to open.
Why is Westborough School closed? No more snow overnight. Only school in Southend to close so far. Not like it's in the countryside. Was there a local fall of snow unique to the Westborough ward? Far to easy to shut a school. Others have managed to open. the citizen
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11:06am Mon 21 Jan 13

maxell says...

Had a really peaceful weekend as I was not awoked by the orange and white flying alarm clocks, hoo rah for snow , and thanks to the evironment agency they could not use de-icers on the runway as it is banned until proper drainage is layed. dont you just notice how quite it has become everywhere.
Had a really peaceful weekend as I was not awoked by the orange and white flying alarm clocks, hoo rah for snow , and thanks to the evironment agency they could not use de-icers on the runway as it is banned until proper drainage is layed. dont you just notice how quite it has become everywhere. maxell
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12:25pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Rochford Rob says...

maxell wrote:
Had a really peaceful weekend as I was not awoked by the orange and white flying alarm clocks, hoo rah for snow , and thanks to the evironment agency they could not use de-icers on the runway as it is banned until proper drainage is layed. dont you just notice how quite it has become everywhere.
Yeah yeah. At 4am today they were clearing the runway. Almost a normal service ran over the weekend.

You were definitely asleep. See, those planes aren't as loud as half the nimbys on here claim.
[quote][p][bold]maxell[/bold] wrote: Had a really peaceful weekend as I was not awoked by the orange and white flying alarm clocks, hoo rah for snow , and thanks to the evironment agency they could not use de-icers on the runway as it is banned until proper drainage is layed. dont you just notice how quite it has become everywhere.[/p][/quote]Yeah yeah. At 4am today they were clearing the runway. Almost a normal service ran over the weekend. You were definitely asleep. See, those planes aren't as loud as half the nimbys on here claim. Rochford Rob
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2:54pm Mon 21 Jan 13

emcee says...

Rochford Rob wrote:
maxell wrote:
Had a really peaceful weekend as I was not awoked by the orange and white flying alarm clocks, hoo rah for snow , and thanks to the evironment agency they could not use de-icers on the runway as it is banned until proper drainage is layed. dont you just notice how quite it has become everywhere.
Yeah yeah. At 4am today they were clearing the runway. Almost a normal service ran over the weekend.

You were definitely asleep. See, those planes aren't as loud as half the nimbys on here claim.
Correct.
[quote][p][bold]Rochford Rob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maxell[/bold] wrote: Had a really peaceful weekend as I was not awoked by the orange and white flying alarm clocks, hoo rah for snow , and thanks to the evironment agency they could not use de-icers on the runway as it is banned until proper drainage is layed. dont you just notice how quite it has become everywhere.[/p][/quote]Yeah yeah. At 4am today they were clearing the runway. Almost a normal service ran over the weekend. You were definitely asleep. See, those planes aren't as loud as half the nimbys on here claim.[/p][/quote]Correct. emcee
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