Uckfield area back to normal now snow has disappeared

The Uckfield area will generally be back to normal this morning after last week’s snow disappeared nearly as quickly as it came.

Rain washed much of the snow away overnight on Friday and rising temperatures over the weekend accounted for nearly all that was left, except in some shady and sheltered spots.

Uckfield line trains are scheduled to run as normal today and bus services are back in action.

No emergency school closures are scheduled.

Heavy rain and snow melt led to a flood alert being issued by the Environment Agency for the River Uck.

A flood alert is the lowest level of warning and means that flooding is possible and people need to be prepared.

East Sussex County Council highways staff are drawing breath after a busy week. Staff are re-filling grit bins across the county.

A spokesman said: “There are about 800 county-owned grit bins, so this will take some time. We will also be filling those bins owned by parishes and residents’ associations who have requested and paid for a refill.

“We have used a total of around 3,200 tonnes of salt so far this winter. We have approximately 7,000 tonnes of salt left in stock, with a further 5,000 tonnes on order, but we are reviewing salt levels daily. The Department for Transport has now started monitoring salt usage and stock levels across the country.

“We would like to thank people for doing their bit to clear snow outside their own homes or businesses.”

East Sussex NFU council delegate Michael Fordham, of Little Horstead, was one farmer who helped with snow clearance by going out with a snow plough.

See also:

Snatts Road homes plan 

East Hoathly school wins 'sustainability challenge'

Uckfield Diary Dates

Uckfield Directory

 

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