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Date added: 02 February 2009

Swindon Snowtime III 

Swindon still moving despite overnight falls
Swindon seems to have avoided the worst of the weather this morning, with all major roads reported to be 'flowing as normal' despite treacherous driving conditions.
First Great Western are operating a reduced train service on all routes from Swindon, however. Full details via the link below.
More snow is forecast in the next 24 hours.
Swindon Snow 02 Feb 2009
Police weather advice 
Wiltshire Police is advising motorists to take care after the UK Met Office issued severe weather warnings today (Monday 2 February) in respect of snowfall across the county.

Snow along with icy roads are expected to lead to poor driving conditions.

Advice for motorists
Motorists can help reduce the risk of problems while driving by taking the following precautions:

Keep up-to-date with the weather forecast and road conditions before you set off on your journey
Avoid travel if possible
Check that your vehicle is roadworthy
Make sure you have full visibility before driving, taking time to de-mist and de-ice all windows
Use your lights When the roads are wet and icy, it can take twice as long to stop your vehicle so slow down
Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front
In poor visibility be extra alert for hazards
Carry warm waterproof clothing, a sleeping bag, food, water and a torch in your vehicle, in case weather conditions mean you have to stop
Make sure you have plenty of fuel for your journey before you set off
Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin. Manoeuvre gently and avoid harsh braking and acceleration. If you start to skid, gently ease off the accelerator and avoid braking. If braking is necessary, pump the brakes don't slam them on.
If you get stuck, stay with your car and tie something brightly coloured to your aerial
Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged

Advice for other road users
For those travelling by means other than a car:

Poor weather conditions mean it can be harder for drivers to see pedestrians and cyclists, so be vigilant and make sure you can be seen however you are traveling;
Wear high visibility clothing.
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photos by Kris Talikowski
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