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Monday's snow: As it happened
11:37am Monday 21st January 2013 in News
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Loads of fun being had in the snow at John Leigh Park #Altrincham ⛄❄ http://t.co/71eqyoQ9— @OurAltrincham 21 January 2013
“@aka__TheMessiah: I think our snowman could play for FCUM http://t.co/H9xVaFDk” - and here's a close-up!— @FCUnitedMcr 21 January 2013
Alex, ages 22 months, from Altrincham enjoying the snow...
Messenger photographer Sally Greenway has been out and about snapping snowy scenes at John Leigh Park, Altrincham...
RT @Trafford_NCT: Snowy coating on streets in Urmston overnight & still coming down so pls take care if ur coming to Tums to Toddlers at the CricketClub today— @KMECurmston 21 January 2013
Flixton looks so nice in the snow— @amytaylor00 21 January 2013
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RT @traffordcentre: Travel Update: All bus routes into the Centre are running normally today despite some snowfall - and our Malls are toasty warm! RT— @LoveMorePeel 21 January 2013
RT @Wicknes007: Classic pic of busby babes back then when winter snow hit Old Trafford. http://t.co/qKichSn9— @VinK_20 21 January 2013
RT @Mappede: @MessengerKB Here's Busker enjoying his snow day :) http://t.co/Gmnf8HiW— @MessengerKB 21 January 2013
Zumba is on as normal tonight 7pmat Flixton Cricket & Sports Club...dont let the snow spoil our fun! x— @bigupnorth 21 January 2013
I've just seen tractors with snow ploughs on A56 in Stretford. Is there something I don't know? Seemed a bit of an overkill for 1cm of snow— @paulsfloors 21 January 2013
Here's Busker enjoying his snow day :) pic.twitter.com/Gmnf8HiW
- @mappede 21 Jan
@TraffordCouncil @GMPUrmston 2 bikes, bins and more broken trees! Better all get there quick before there is no park! http://t.co/QFBfJmnh— @Tillymooze 21 January 2013
One of our Twitter followers, Louise Riley, sent in this pictures of her dog Bobby Charlton having fun in the snow in Davyhulme Park...
@traffordcoll @MessengerNews_ I am now I'm finally in. 2 hours for a journey that should have taken 30 mins. Much worse in Warrington— @MessengerEditor 21 January 2013
Obligatory generic snow picture. #snow #altrincham #bowden #hale http://t.co/ZuN69Qzc— @benechosharpley 21 January 2013
Trams still run in the snow #snowdaydenied @ Timperley http://t.co/ilt8Uak3— @richardwilshaw 21 January 2013
Snow in Hale, in case you're counting... http://t.co/6fK1441r— @chrisukstevens 21 January 2013
Good morning everyone! The snow is still falling in #Altrincham this morning. Stay safe and wrap up warm if you are heading out.— @GHAltrincham 21 January 2013
So the snow has finally arrived in Altrincham...need to get to the shops before it gets any worst... #thick&fast http://t.co/gsqbCeFM— @jamyers22 21 January 2013
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES LATEST: Trafford College has announced it is open as normal today, Monday. The college closed early on Friday because of the snow.
The college has issued the following advice to its students: Please take extra care when travelling to and from college.
If it is not safe for you to travel please report your absence in the usual way by calling one of the following numbers:
Altrincham site: 0161 952 4687
A2 students: 0161 952 4731
Talbot Road: 0161 886 7070
Music Base: 0161 886 7481
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OFFENDERS carrying out Community Payback in Trafford have cleared snow and spread grit at schools across the borough as part of their sentence.
Over the weekend a total of 20 offenders, under supervision by Greater Manchester Probation Trust (GMPT), braved sub-zero temperatures to remove snow and ice from a range of public places in the borough to make the area safe.
Seven schools were gritted by offenders during the on-going project, which was organised in partnership with Trafford Council. A team of eight offenders are also gritting schools today.
Community Payback is a punishment for breaking the law, rigorously supervised and enforced by probation.
Trafford Council Leader Matt Colledge said that Community Payback complements the work carried out by the council’s gritting teams, who “continue to work day and night to ensure local people remain safe.”
He added: “I welcome this partnership with GMPT which has seen offenders working hard to clear snow from around local schools and community buildings.”