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Monday: Snow updates for South West Hertfordshire
6:58am Monday 21st January 2013 in News
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- Many schools across south west Hertfordshire are closed today
Two teenage girls have been rushed to hospital after a sledging incident in Abbots Langley.
Emergency services were called to the incident near Manor House Gardens, at 2:55pm this afternoon after two teenage girls were said to have become stuck in a ditch while playing in the snow.
Fire services were required to assist the girls out of the ditch.
Both were rushed to Watford General Hospital, with reported spinal injuries.
A snowpenguin! RT @Jennie_tate: @Observer_Owl http://t.co/3pdUUGNo— @Observer_Owl 21 January 2013
@Observer_Owl how about this http://t.co/I4iMnCSE— @paul_wildman 21 January 2013
Pictures by Len Kerswill, taken in the Knutsfield Playing Fields area of Watford yesterday.
And Jackie Ramos has submitted this picture of her dog caught in mid-air as it heads a snowball
Ian Short sent in this picture of Whippendell Road, Watford, on Friday morning.
Submitted by Stephen Nolan - "My dogs playing in the snow"
The @metline is now operating a good service. Trains and platforms may still be busy.— @metline 21 January 2013
Lazy but fun way to bring shopping home in the snow plus George thought it was good fun too @Observer_Owl http://t.co/44AEt6QG— @chrissygeorge1 21 January 2013
Nice little walk to the shops in south oxhey @Observer_Owl http://t.co/JxtupA2K— @chrissygeorge1 21 January 2013
@Observer_Owl More important is the state of pavements if I fall taking kids to school who helps me to take care of them? Schools being wise— @Yogiclaire 21 January 2013
Charlotte and Alys Bardsley, of Grove Mill Lane, Watford, have sent in this picture of the dalek snowman they created this weekend. All you need is snow and a potato masher.
There are no refuse & recycling collections today. Please don't put bins out. All refuse staff will be clearing paths. Sincere apologies.— @DacorumBC 21 January 2013
WEATHER UPDATE: Our hospitals continue to operate as normal. Please allow extra journey time to attend your appointment or visiting time.— @WestHertsNHS 21 January 2013
RT @rickmansworthpe: Don't worry guys, the staff are in clearing the school site ready for tomorrow! #snowman #opentomorrow http://t.co/nmp7DmsQ— @rickyschool 21 January 2013
The ambulance service are urging people to play safely in the snow after a number of sledging injuries over the weekend.
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) said although it was impossible to pinpoint exactly how many sledge-related 999 calls there had been, however it is understood there have been more than 12 across the region this weekend.
While none were believed to be life threatening and many injuries were minor, some children and adults sustained broken limbs or head injuries requiring further treatment at hospital.
@Observer_Owl @studentnursett Many private schools have staff living on site. Makes it far easier to open on snow days.— @YforZoo 21 January 2013
8:52am Mon 21 Jan 13
Children, never having seen or walked in snow before are being protected by schools staying closed.
Rumours persist that some children have been seen in the snow in local parks and open spaces doing something called sledging. School authorities declined to comment.
A children's spokesgirl has been quoted as saying "Woohoo!"
I hope all the children enjoy their snow day off!
@Observer_Owl private schools are open, amazing what a bit of cash incentive can do!— @StudentNurseTT 21 January 2013
Bus service 320 to Rickmansworth, terminating at Berry Lane, is unable to serve Oakwell
The open evening at Queens' Academy in Bushey this evening has been cancelled.
#GritterTwitter Main routes passable with care, following gritting overnight. All available resources directed to post salting routes(Blue).— @Herts_Highways 21 January 2013
@Observer_Owl @mrsgrumpazoid because most kids walk to school for at least a part of their journey, try the paths'— @MCfloydizzle 21 January 2013
@Observer_Owl why are schools closing? Council has made sure all main routes are clear. This is why UK is considered a joke by everyone!— @MrsGrumpazoid 21 January 2013
@Observer_Owl I don't get all these closures? All main roads are clear, I drove home at 0700, side roads aren't too bad either. 1/2— @MrsGrumpazoid 21 January 2013
Our waste crews r out & about this morning as normal attempting to collect bins, albeit we expect we may not be able to reach some streets— @HertsmereBC 21 January 2013
Photo: Snow chaos on Bucknalls Drive bridge to BRE (at The Building Research Establishment) http://t.co/HQ2Mo0hC— @nibsuk 21 January 2013
Kingsway junior and infants schools in Watford have announced they are closed today
The @metline has resumed a full service with severe delays to all destinations. To re-plan travel see http://t.co/evZGiBHT Please take care.— @metline 21 January 2013
Morning, Chantel here. @metline has no service Baker Street - Aldgate, severe delays rest of line. Re-plan travel here http://t.co/8RTZVxwQ— @metline 21 January 2013
Waste/recycling crew are currently out, but they may not be able to collect all rubbish: See website for info:http://t.co/Mie6bbmg— @WatfordCouncil 21 January 2013
We are gritting the shopping areas and car parks today but do take care.— @ThreeRiversDC 21 January 2013
@Observer_Owl Here's my snow pic offering. OK, cheated a bit; I still follow the WO from here. Enjoy your snow days! http://t.co/BXUgByP8— @timbenwell 21 January 2013
Just been informed Parkgate infants and junior schools in Watford are both closed today.
UNO bus 602 not serving Porters Park or Aldenham but company says currently all routes are operating with only a few diversions.
University of Hertfordshire says all campuses are open as usual.
Severe delays on Metropolian Line due to the late finish of engineering work at Neasden.
The following schools have posted notices to the county website that they are closed:
Cassiobury Infants and Primary
Chater Infant and Junior
Chipperfield St Paul's
Chris Church C of E
Sacred Heart, Bushey
St Clement Danes
St Joan of Arc
St John's C of E, Radlett
St Mary's C of E, Rickmansworth
St Michael's Catholic High
Watford Grammar School for Girls
Westfield Community College