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Light Dusting Of Snow As Per Forecast Disrupts Rush-hour Traffic

Published on: 12 Jan, 2017
Updated on: 13 Jan, 2017

Wintery weather arrived in Guildford this afternoon, much as forecasters had predicted.

The fall of snow during the late afternoon and on into the early evening lay on the ground and caused delays for those in the rush-hour traffic.

However, by 7pm the snow had stopped falling and what had been on the ground was beginning to turn to slush.

With snow turning to slush on the roads, two people with sledges were out near the junction of the Chase and the A3 near the cathedral.

However, temperatures appeared to be dipping once again later on during the evening with clear skies. What snow was left is likely to become frozen and hazardous in places.

Gritting lorries had been on the Surrey’s roads throughout the afternoon.

A bit of a winter wonderland this evening (January 12).

For this evening (Thursday, January 12) the Met Office’s forecast for the Guildford area was for rain, sleet and snow along with strong winds to clear southeastwards this evening.

Clear skies to follow with temperatures quickly falling below freezing allowing widespread ice to form on untreated surfaces. Wintry showers may arrive from the north by dawn. Minimum Temperature -4 °C.

Tomorrow (Friday) early outbreaks of sleet and snow, with perhaps slight accumulations in places, will soon clear south. Otherwise cold and windy but mainly dry and bright. Maximum Temperature 5 °C.

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