Yesterday’s snowy weather in Crosspool made the BBC1 news bulletin at 10pm. You can watch it again online. The shot of Crosspool appears 1 minute, 16 seconds in.
Last night the first snow of the season settled in Crosspool.
By this morning the pavements and roads were lightly covered. At 8am, it had turned to slush on the main road through the precinct and on Manchester Road. Some light snow was still falling.
There is no snow on the ground once you get past Shore Lane, however it is still very wet and quite slippery so be careful if you are heading out.
Hallam FC have issued an update about Sunday’s big match against Sheffield FC:
- Tickets are still available to purchase in person from the Plough pub on Sandygate Road
- If you have already ordered tickets online, the final date that they were posted out was 20 December. Any ordered via the internet after this date will be available for collection at the ground on the day
- With supporters travelling from around the UK and abroad, a pitch inspection is planned for tomorrow (Thursday 23 December) to assess the impact of the current cold spell. Following this an update will be issued regarding the likelihood of the match taking place, as the club very much hopes it will. There will also be a pitch inspection on the day of the match
- A commemorative programme and limited edition Badges (numbered 1- 150) will also be on sale on the day
We’ll pass on any news as soon as we get it after tomorrow’s pitch inspection.
Shops and businesses in Crosspool opened this morning despite what the council is describing as the deepest December Sheffield snowfall for a century.
The photos below were taken just before 9am this morning, and show Philip James butchers, GT News, Spar and the greengrocers all open for business. MG Mosley & Sons milk float was also out and about making deliveries as normal.
Local community spirit was also in evidence, with residents assisting with the clearing of snow and making trips to the shops to pick up supplies for neighbours. With the local schools all closed today (Wednesday 1 December 2010), children are also making the most of the snow with sledging and snowballing.
People are being encouraged to only use cars if absolutely necessary and also check that elderly neighbours are coping with the conditions.
Travel South Yorkshire advises that bus services have been suspended until further notice.
This week has seen the first snow fall of the season in Crosspool.
After a light dusting on Wednesday night, around an inch of snow was awaiting residents this morning.
At 9am, the main road through the precinct and Manchester Road were clear. Less major roads in the neighbourhood were still coated in snow so until it melts, be careful if you are heading out.
This photo of a double rainbow over Crosspool was taken on 23 August 2010 at around 6:30pm.