Snow arrives in Cornwall: Info and pictures
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- On the day considered to be the most depressing of the year, Blue Monday has turned white for many areas of Cornwall, with reports of snow in Falmouth, Penryn, Helston, Camborne, Redruth and Penzance.
- With the white stuff finally arriving in the county, motorists are being urged to leave extra time for the journey to work in the icy conditions.
- Send us your snow photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org
After a morning of snow-related snaps and shenanigans, it looks like the white stuff has all but disappeared from our area - you can still get in touch though with all your snow pictures or stories: email@example.com
@PacketGreg @ThePacket Lansdowne Road earlier http://t.co/W3qSbl7z— @cmorganesf 21 January 2013
Not the worst view this morning #Falmouth #Cornwall #snow http://t.co/yzwcfNpe— @myron_cycling 21 January 2013
Panic over: it's stopped snowing in Truro. The sun is out now #PacksBluePeterSledgeAwayForAnotherFiveYears— @mpad_mark 21 January 2013
It's #snowing at our headquarters in Truro.... please take care if you are out and about today and wrap up extra warm #StaySafe— @CornwallFRS 21 January 2013
There's not 'a lot' of snow in Cornwall, but we sure are making the most of it. http://t.co/8FRxsydb— @Rickontour 21 January 2013
A very snowy #Longdowns #Penryn #Cornwall #WinnsWaste #Snow @BBCCornwall @ThePacket http://t.co/pRJ94EpG— @SarahTr3 21 January 2013
#Penryn #Cornwall #snow Only a little bit of snow but it looks pretty http://t.co/JUiL5FiS— @BethanyHibbs 21 January 2013
As lunchtime approaches and the sun pokes out from behind the clouds, much of the snow in Falmouth now seems to be melting away.
And a lonesome snowman, sat atop a car on Killigrew Street. (@PacketGreg)
The Pendennis mock steam engine at Falmouth's Penmere station this morning. (@PacketGreg)
It's rare to see Kimberley Park with a dusting of snow. (@PacketGreg)
The new play equipment in Falmouth's Kimberley Park was looking decidely frosty this morning. (@PacketGreg)
Another view of Fox Rosehill Gardens in the snow. (@PacketGreg)
In the mild November of 2011, the banana plants in Fox Rosehill Gardens were bearing fruit (click here to read all about).
They don't look quite so ready to produce any bananas in this weather however! (via @PacketGreg)
11:27am Mon 21 Jan 13
Gill Zella Martin 09 says
Lovely pictures, another lot of snow on the way I reckon.
Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth (@PacketGreg)
A view down Cliff Road, Falmouth (@PacketGreg)
Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth (@PacketGreg)
Queen Mary Gardens, Falmouth (via @PacketGreg)
Is there anywhere more beautiful then Glendurgan Gardens in the snow?
Just in case, here is the fire and rescue link for staying safe in the chilly weather. Click here.
And a rare view of Swanpool Beach in the snow (@PacketGreg)
Not a lot of takers for Swanpool's crazy golf course in this weather it seems (via @PacketGreg)
The Council's gritting teams have been out treating the major routes across Cornwall but please drive carefully #ccsnow— @CornwallCouncil 21 January 2013
Here is a lovely picture from Glendurgan Gardens
"Snow has transformed Glendurgan garden in Cornwall from a tropical paradise into Narnia".
11:08am Mon 21 Jan 13
A view across the town from Budock Water (via @PacketGreg)
And here's St Budock Parish Church itself...
On the road to St Budock Parish Church (via @PacketGreg)
And here is a snowman, our first of the day, and a not too impressed looking pet cat.
Only half an inch, but it gets me excited! #snow #weddingvenues #PendennisCastle #Falmouth #Cornwall http://t.co/xSunIBqW— @EHHospitality 21 January 2013
More snow pictures, this time sent in by Chris and Sue Turner of Mylor Bridge.
View of #Falmouth bay in the #snow from #PendennisCastle http://t.co/lsSp2Kkb— @EHHospitality 21 January 2013
#snow covered cannons at #PendennisCastle #Falmouth #Cornwall. #weddingvenues http://t.co/j33ZdXkI— @EHHospitality 21 January 2013
Halwin Primary School near Wendron remains the only school in the area to be closed, at this time.
Here's a quick snap taken near Swanpool this morning by our reporter Greg Fountain
Little dusting of snow in cornwall , cheeky snowman watching the river ⛄ @ Watermans http://t.co/yTORFCbk— @JakeEndean 21 January 2013
Reports of an accident at Carnmenellis, with Camborne to Falmouth road reported to have compressed snow to solid ice very dangerous.
The Met Office is forecasting that temperatures will be above zero today, so any snow that has fallen is not likely to stick around.
St Levan Primary School will open at 10.30am today - for any further school closures/late opening - http://t.co/6sNyw78F #ccsnow— @CCPressteam 21 January 2013
Packet's news editor, Emma Ferguson reporting that St Michael's Primary, Nansloe and Parc Eglos schools in Helston remain open for the time being.
Reports that Halwin School is closed, more as we get it
The empire invades Budock Water! Any great snow pictures, real or not, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Great first bit of snow and the Empire invades Budock Water! http://t.co/b7UGwkch— @MusselShack 21 January 2013
A light dusting of snow in Falmouth at Packet HQ
Snow in Falmouth? What's going on! It looks so pretty!— @Bayly_ 21 January 2013
Oh hey there snow nice of you to finally join us in cornwall :) better late then never ey? ;) #snow #falmouth— @FearneRose 21 January 2013
.... RT @RossiT@BBCCornwall accident at Carnmenellis Camborne-Falmouth snow compressed to ... http://t.co/VKhK2aYn http://t.co/yZy7hZX3— @kerngazz 21 January 2013
So theres finally snow in Falmouth... Going to build a snow man!! #snow— @EmilyAFox 21 January 2013
And we have snow people.... #helstonsnow http://t.co/PwAeFrPH— @PacketEmma 21 January 2013
@PDQProperty Mullion is in a state of white-out. About an inch of snow fell overnight. Our StepFree Health Walk is cancelled today.— @stepfreeuk 21 January 2013
RT @Kernowcook: @BBCCornwallJC. Snow in Mullion http://t.co/Yjbjnijg— @BBCCornwallJC 21 January 2013
Falmouth's actually got snow?!? #shocking #falmouth #cornwall #deprived #snow #relativelydeep #winter #cold http://t.co/DFEaktZk— @gemmawallis 21 January 2013
Snow? In Falmouth? i dont believe it!— @JameSpeed_ 21 January 2013
@haighdavid snow in Falmouth David! Built a snow man already this morning lol— @Meefloaf 21 January 2013
Snow in Falmouth at last! #snowday— @JanetteWatson1 21 January 2013
Cornwall had a little flurry of snow overnight. IT'S A MIRACLE.— @LaLaurafication 21 January 2013
RT @108_coffee: Heavy snow in Cornwall! http://t.co/uB4kOXsA— @lisacstewart 21 January 2013
Very grateful to @fletcharama for the delivery of a small amount of Monday snow to western Cornwall. Good work sir.— @AdamSteppens 21 January 2013