Wimbledon Schools And Trains Hit By Freezing Weather

Forecasters predict cold snap to continue

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South West Trains, the main overground train operator through Wimbledon station, is running a normal service on Monday (December 6) after running reduced services at the end of last week during the severe weather.

Many schools in Merton closed on Friday because of the cold weather. All were opening on Monday, although some extra curricular activities were cancelled.

The snow also meant all Merton Adult Education classes were cancelled on Friday, and refuse collections were also affected.

Forecasters are predicting the weather will remain cold at between minus 1 deg C and minus 4 deg C in Wimbledon on Monday and the Met Office issued an alert warning of icy roads across London until Wednesday.

Council gritting teams have spread more then 200 tonnes of grit since the cold weather started in mid-November. So far they have made 19 outings.

Since the start of the season the council’s gritting teams have covered 2,767km of the borough's most used roads and pavements. The council has also ordered another 300 tonnes of salt to add to its stock.

For information on the effects on Merton Council services - click here.

A free language festival set to take place at Wimbledon Library on Thursday was postponed until Tuesday December 14.

In sport, Wimbledon Rugby club postponed all the weekend matches and the York v AFC Wimbledon match was also postponed. York have since announced the new date is 7.45pm on Tuesday February 1.

Most people seemed to stay indoors around Merton Park on Wednesday. Here's some pictures from the area taken in the afternoon:

December 6, 2010