Gallery: Snow much fun!
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.
- 1 A47 near Wisbech set to close for seven weekends due to roadworks
- 2 Father and son accused of man's murder set to stand trial this summer
- 3 New cops truck catches out law-breaking drivers in successful week
- 4 Jail for suspected hare courser who forced cars off road during police pursuit
- 5 Farmer wins appeal to convert derelict barn into a house
- 6 Second river crash in a week as driver escapes injury
- 7 Man set to stand trial accused of teen daughter's murder
- 8 Mother of Rikki Neave 'told the truth and nothing but the truth', jury told
- 9 Father accused of baby murder blamed car seat for bruise
- 10 New dessert shop bids to become 'best in the area'
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.