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    were under 4" and its still coming down hard and fast here. but were still open despite very few of the local roads have not been plouged and gritted

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Ok. I was wrong. Half Kent is closed today. Son's school still open, mine closed.
    Now THAT is the right way around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Now THAT is the right way around!
    My son's school is closed. However mine [my place of work] is open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    My son's school is closed. However mine [my place of work] is open.
    slave labour day lol

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    We were in the orange on Friday, school closed for kids at 1:00 local staff had to stay till then but the rest of us were told to go so i was in at 9 and out by 10, was hoping for something similar today as it is snowing and all the buses were delayed but its due to stop at 11 so its unlikely -.-

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    Infant school where I work closed today. Junior school that my kids go to just across the playground (200m max) is open. Was I a harsh Dad to take them in and then come back home

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    Both my schools are open, just after school clubs cancelled.

    We have teachers who come from all over Kent and they are all in, It took me 30 minutes to walk, an engineer who was scheduled to come today lives in Margate, he had to go via Maidstone then to us.

    Parents are ringing up and keeping their children off school because apparently they cannot make the trip across the town/local area because its too dangerous. All our major roads have been gritted and are clear, minor roads are clear but patchy in places.

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    Our school closed today, annoying thing is my work laptop has packed in over the weekend, so can't remote in to do some work.

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    Just checking now and the amount of schools closed around Essex is absolutely mental. We even had kids lending a hand with shovels this morning

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    I'm a little hacked off with the local radio. They had someone on there talking about how terrible it was that schools shut when it snows, and they were reading out texts from people agreeing with them.

    I texted in to say that a) we were open, and that b) when we were open the last time the snow was bad, parents complained that we were open, as did one of the station's other presenters, and as such I thought they were being a little unfair by blaming it all on staff.

    Oddly enough they didn't read out my text. Gits.

    Having said that, we're open as normal today, the buses are running as normal, the roads are pretty much clear, and as such I don't understand why so many schools in the area are shut, at least those that are in towns rather than villages.

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    Damned if you do, Damned if you don't.

    We too are open but staff allowed to right after the students to have plenty of time to actually make it home.

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    We had a late start to get the site cleared but an awful lot of parents have kept their kids at home anyway!

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    Well we're a college so we're dealing with young adults - who apparently still can't cope with a bit of snow. It's depressing.

    I was out driving last night and the snow was settling on the A14 and A1 and in places the drive home in the dark on that surface was a properly scary white-knuckle ride even thought it had been gritted, with people sliding about all over the place - some due to idiotic driving but some down to the weather and the roads.

    If it had been like that this morning I'd be in favour of places shutting. But there was no problems at all that I saw in my 20 mile drive to work today.
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    The mind boggles.

    I managed to grab a screenshot of the Hertfordshire school closure website earlier before it was corrected.

    Snow!-snow-line.jpg

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    Snow!-img_0203.jpg
    It has been such a productive day...

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