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Snow cover changes the Newham landscape!

PUBLISHED: 14:22 05 February 2012 | UPDATED: 14:32 05 February 2012

Snow on the Olympic site in Stratford.Picture Joe Lord via iwitness24.co.uk

Snow on the Olympic site in Stratford.Picture Joe Lord via iwitness24.co.uk

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Newham woke up today to its first blanket of snow for this winter, with some travel disruption not far behind.

But things are running well on the roads, rails and Undergrund network.

Delays of up to 20 minutes are reported on C2C services due to the weather.

There are some delays on London Overground, but our main roads do not appear to be too severely affected at the moment The Highways Agency is urging motorists to take extra care today.

All bus routes are operating this morning following a few “curtailments” to the night bus services, Transport for London (TfL) said.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson tweeted this morning: “2000 tonnes of grit put down overnight. Most buses & tube lines running. Working on those which aren’t.”

A London City Airport notice on its website said snow is being cleared and the runway opened as normal at 12.30pm but passengers should check their flight status.

Paul Mott, senior forecaster with MeteoGroup, said: “In the south-east it will stay cold, reaching 1C (34F) at best. In London temperatures may reach 2C (36F), and we expect a partial thaw.

“It will be a largely dry day and this evening there may be fog, after a cold day, with wet surfaces of snow on the ground.It will be cold again tonight, though not as cold as it has been - temperatures are expected to fall to a degree or two below freezing in the east and south east. We expect the coming week to be mostly dry, and staying cold.”

While the snow has caused travel problems, it has also created some beautiful scenes. See it, snap it and send it – if you’ve been out with your camera, we’d love to see the images you’ve captured. Send them to the Editor colin.grainger@newhamrecorder.co.uk

One such image was sent to us of the Olympic Park in Stratford, which will not look like this again in the summer when the Olympics come to town!

You can also send pictures and videos to a new website, of which the Recorder is part.

They can be pictures or videos of snow falling, great views around the capital, snowy creations or simply the scene outside your window. iWitness24, launched by the Archant London media group, is a great way for you to become part of the news. If we like your content (and I’m sure we will!) it gets published on the iWitness24 website, with the best work also being used in print and on our websites, including London24.co.uk

Signing up and starting to share your content is really quick and easy, using your PC/laptop or the mobile app available on iTunes and Android Market.Go to London.iWitness24.co.uk to join – and we look forward to seeing your images!


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