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After the snow, here comes the rain again
10:30am Friday 25th January 2013 in News
Sussex looks set to see a final flurry of snow today.
After a week of ice and snow, the wintry weather will begin to wind down this weekend.
But the snow will be replaced by heavy rain, with the possibility of localised flooding as the big freeze thaws.
The Met Office has said there is a chance of snow tonight (January 25), with up to 5cm possible on high ground and to the north of the county.
It is warning there will once again be a chance of travel disruption, although it is unlikely to be on the scale of previous days.
But Saturday, January 26 will see up to 20mm of rain with the chance of rivers flooding as melted snow and ice flows into them.
Brighton and Hove City Council had its gritters out again last night in a bid to avoid the chaos witnessed on Tuesday night (January 22) when scores of cars had to be abandoned after some roads became impassable due to ice and snow.
A spokesman added: “Street cleaning crews have been checking and gritting pavements in central areas, around the hospitals, schools and areas in the north of the city. With over 700 miles of pavements in the city it is not possible for us to treat them all.”
But mum Jenny Burtenshaw said she was unhappy the road and pavement outside Coldean Primary School remained ungritted.
She said: “There is nowhere safe to walk the children into school as the roads are as bad as the pavements and with cars sliding all over the place it won’t be long before someone gets hit by a car.”
During the week’s snowfall, Sussex 4×4 Response has been very busy providing vital support. Its team of 130 volunteers stepped in to provide vital back-up transport for NHS staff.
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