CAMBRIDGESHIRE: Police receive more than 200 calls about snowballs, as snow returns

PUBLISHED: 10:59 06 February 2009 | UPDATED: 08:53 02 June 2010

Broad Street, March

Broad Street, March

CAMBRIDGESHIRE Police received more than 200 calls about people having snowballs thrown at them, according to figures released today. The police said a total of 1,300 phone calls were made to the force s control room and service centre, of which more than

CAMBRIDGESHIRE Police received more than 200 calls about people having snowballs thrown at them, according to figures released today.

The police said a total of 1,300 phone calls were made to the force's control room and service centre, of which more than 200 were snow-related.

A further 100 phone calls were made in relation to road conditions across the county.

The force has also received 176 calls this morning - 44 of which are road-related.

Snow continues to fall across the county, with roads starting to turn treacherous.

Superintendent George Barr said: "We are experiencing more heavy snowfall in the county today and our advice remains for those people to only drive in those areas if it is absolutely necessary."

So far today, three Fenland schools have announced closures - the Neale-Wade Community College in March did not open, Murrow Primary School closed at 10am and Sir Harry Smith Community College in Whittlesey will close at 11.30am.

It is currently unknown whether any schools will close early because of the snow.

The Met Office's warning of a high risk of severe weather remains in place. It is predicted to last until 3pm.

Send your snow pictures to thomas.jackson@archant.co.uk, or nicki.walker@archant.co.uk.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Wisbech Standard. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Wisbech Standard