Southborough began the month of March 2018 covered in a beautiful blanket of snow. Five inches fell on Tuesday in what appears to be the biggest snowfall for seven years.
The picture above was taken in a sunny spell around 8am on Wednesday as I walked along the A26 from Soouthborough to Tonbridge station.
Most schools were closed and Friday’s refuse collection was abandoned.
The main routes were successfully cleared despite further snowfalls. But – with temperatures remaining below freezing – on Friday morning, most residential roads were still covered in compacted snow and ice and therefore remained very slippery.
Below are more pictures from Wednesday morning taken in Pennington Road.
A partial bus service did restart on Wednesday, having failed to operate on Tuesday morning. The trains to London kept operating despite the freezing conditions – at least until Friday when a further snowfall caused major disruption for anyone trying to return from London. A rapid thaw on Saturday 3 March caused all the snow to vanish – normality returned…