First snow a delight for district’s children

Phoebe and George Scott-King at Castle Field, Spalding. Photo:(TIM WILSON) SG060212-120TW
Phoebe and George Scott-King at Castle Field, Spalding. Photo:(TIM WILSON) SG060212-120TW
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THIS winter’s first significant snow fell just right for local children to enjoy when they woke on Sunday morning to a blanket of white covering rooftops, gardens and fields.

Early powderings on Saturday evening turned into a steady five hours’ fall by 10pm and stopped soon after, leaving a depth of 10cm, piled up in drifts of more than half a metre.

Police answered a number of calls to traffic incidents and vehicles that were stuck, but say there were no serious road injuries reported from the weekend countywide.

Gritters and snowploughs kept all major roads cleared, but pedestrians venturing out had to walk on the carriageway as many pavements were treacherous.

Children made the most of conditions and sledgers queued up at Spalding Castle Field’s BMX track.

Others got creative with spades, shovels and gloved hands and an army of snowmen sprang up throughout the district, some of them giants, accessorised by snowdogs and even igloos.

By yesterday morning fog, snow and ice on smaller roads hampered the school run but no schools were closed.

No further snowfall is being predicted but any remaining thawed snow turning to ice could cause problems with -3C frosts expected tonight and Wednesday.