Gallery: Snow much fun!

PUBLISHED: 17:23 09 February 2009 | UPDATED: 08:53 02 June 2010

Snow, Wisbech St Mary

Snow, Wisbech St Mary

SCHOOLS closed their doors and driving conditions were treacherous, but when the country s worst snow for 18 years arrived Fenland made the most of it and had snow much fun. Winter conditions brought with it the chance to make snowmen, go sledging and of

SCHOOLS closed their doors and driving conditions were treacherous, but when the country's worst snow for 18 years arrived Fenland made the most of it and had snow much fun.

Winter conditions brought with it the chance to make snowmen, go sledging and of course take part in snowball fights.

Within hours of schools announcing they were closed last Thursday, a group of teenagers had already built a snowman standing six feet tall in West End Park, March.

Meanwhile, it provided the chance for families and friends to get creative in the show and build a variety of snow sculptures including an igloo, chairs, guitar statues and even a snowbike.

A total of 50 schools, colleges and further education centres did not open last Thursday. Most of them reopened for Friday, but closed midday because of near blizzard-like conditions. Postal workers also had the day off last Thursday.

The snow also provided some picture-postcard scenes across the Fens. The River Nene in March and a scene of Wisbech Road in March were two of the winter warmers that hit our email inboxes.

However, Cambridgeshire Police received more than 200 phone calls last Thursday, about people having snowballs thrown at them.

They were some of the 1,300 phone calls made to the force's control room and service centre last Thursday. A further 100 of those calls were road-related.


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