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Your pictures of Droitwich in the snow

By Rob George Friday 25 January 2013 Updated: 30/01 11:09

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Rhiannon Green with ‘Frosty’ the snowman. Picture by Jane Green

A WEEK of disruption for some and joy for others could end this weekend as rising temperatures bring about the big thaw but with it the increased threat of flooding.

Heavy snowfall last Friday (January 18) led to severe problems in Droitwich with the majority of schools closing for the day and transport networks being seriously affected.

Between five and 10cm fell on the Spa during the day with futher snow showers passing through in the early part of this week.

The wintry conditions forced almost every school in the town to close and caused severe disruption to many of the bus services serving the town as well as the 144 service between Birmingham and Worcester.

Droitwich Spa High School remained open to ensure pupils in years 11, 12 and 13 could sit important GCSE and A-Level exams.

Gritters from Worcestershire County Council worked around the clock to ensure major routes were kept moving and grit bins

were kept fully stocked.

Coun John Smith, responsible for highways and transport, said he was pleased with how smoothly things had gone.

“As always, the gritting teams have done a fantastic job since the snow came and temperatures dropped,” he said.

“I’m sure this will continue. There’s been lots of positive comments coming through from the public and I’d like to say a big thank-you to everyone involved for their tireless efforts. We do really appreciate it.

Many Droitwich residents enjoyed the wintry weather and a number contacted The Standard on our Facebook page to show what they had been up in the snow.

Standard photographer Marcus Mingins was also out and about taking pictures of some of the Spa’s snow-covered venues.

Jane Green provided us with pictures of her daughter Rhiannon and her snowman Frosty as well as some of her own shots of a wintry Lido Park.

Edie and Freddy Fletcher’s fun in the snow was captured by Sarah Halsall while Helen Hunt sent us pictures of son Oliver and daughter Daisy Hunt enjoying the wintry weather.

The freezing weather could have one last sting in its tail today (Friday) with more snow being forecast as a band of rain moves across the country this afternoon.

Forecasters expect a rapid thaw to begin on Sunday (January 27) when temperatures are expected to rise to ten degrees Celsius.

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Edie Fletcher (18 months) and Freddy Fletcher, six, enjoy the snow. Picture by Sarah Halsall

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Jane Green sent us this picture of Droitwich’s Lido Park.

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Daisy Hunt makes a snow angel. Picture by Helen Hunt

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Mum Helen Hunt enjoys the snow with daughter Daisy, five and son Oliver, 6.

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Freddy Fletcher, Annie-May Young, eight build a snowman with Edie Fletcher. Picture by Sarah Halsall

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