Snow – what’s happening and what to do

The weather forecast is that it will snow all day Friday 18 January and settle. That it will keep snowing all day Saturday and Sunday with minus temperatures. So the snow is likely to stay. Monday the forecast is for snow but temperatures hovering just above freezing so during the day we should see some melting.

Elderly. If you have elderly family or neighbours please check that they’re alright. If you’re worried about anyone contact Southwark Council’s Older People team –

Roads. The Council highway contractors have been out gritting roads as per the winter plan:  using their lorry gritters. We’re also fortunate that we have a large number of hand gritting machines (80 bought 2009) and unlike the last two winters we’ve been assured they’re out and about gritting pavements. IF you think an area has been missed or is dangerous please contact me immediately – or 07900 227366.

Schools. All East Dulwich schools are open and as of 12.30 today were not planning to close early. NB. Goose Green is closed to pupils on Monday 21st for a staff training day.

Transport. TfL report they have robust winter weather plans but ask that you thoroughly plan all journeys before setting out.

London Overground and tubes running well with problem limited to northern end of the Northern Line and Overground into Euston.

Buses. No specific delays for  bus routes P13, 12 40, 176, 185, 197, 484. we’ve asked for the road works at East Dulwich Road/Peckham Rye to be suspended to relieve congestion during the snowy weather and before the road become icy.

Trains. First Capital Connect have a broken train at Blackfriars causing delays to services via Herne Hill, Denmark Hill, Peckham Rye, Nunhead. Southern trains into East Dulwich are running an altered time table – still trains running just not as many.

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