Sliding into the ice age!

HEAVY snow caused havoc in the Royston area this week – and more could be on the way. All the schools in Royston and the surrounding villages shut down on Monday, as the area was blanketed in 8cm of snow. Most remained closed on Tuesday as the snow turne

HEAVY snow caused havoc in the Royston area this week - and more could be on the way.

All the schools in Royston and the surrounding villages shut down on Monday, as the area was blanketed in 8cm of snow.

Most remained closed on Tuesday as the snow turned to ice and made roads and pathways treacherous.

Many children and their families took advantage of this impromptu day off to indulge in sledging and snowball fights on Therfield Heath.


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Several major roads in the area were affected by accidents caused by the wintry weather.

The A505 was closed for several hours between Royston and Duxford, after a two-car accident which saw two people taken to hospital.

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Trains between Royston and London Kings Cross were also affected, with a reduced service running on Monday and Tuesday.

Waste bin collections were also suspended on Monday, because of the conditions, with refuse collectors instead assisting with gritting of roads around the region.

Forecasters suggest there could be more snow hitting the town before the weekend.

Richard Barker, from the Royston Iceni Weather station, said: "There will be some precipitation coming our way tonight (Thursday) from the south, which could be in the form of snow or sleet.

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