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January 14, 2012: Heavy snowfall hits region
10:43am Monday 14th January 2013 in News
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Sam has sent in this picture of Meg, the legendary Saltburn surf dog, having a go at snowboarding.
The dogs were enjoying it. At Bent House Lane on outskirts of Durham City at lunchtime #echosnow http://t.co/SiuZWVcM— @gavinengelecho 14 January 2013
Not sure this one will get by the boss:
#echosnow In Darlington, Car getting more stuck by the minute... Struggle to get in to work. http://t.co/oQznzmxy— @barr86 14 January 2013
Jogger on outskirts of Durham City in snow at lunchtime. #echosnow http://t.co/elocxYEg— @gavinengelecho 14 January 2013
#echosnow Heritage Park in Bishop Auckland at 11am. http://t.co/hnmMTC24— @andrewsimpson25 14 January 2013
#echosnow RT @SWDurhamTrainin: Snowy here @SWDurhamTrainin!! http://t.co/FhOZGfYP— @JuliaHope85 14 January 2013
Snowy conditions on Ingleby Barwick #echosnow #tfmsnow #snow http://t.co/A6WehjHA— @CallumParry1 14 January 2013
View from the front room #echosnow http://t.co/OP70E61C— @franks_paul 14 January 2013
Children from Leyburn, North Yorkshire, make the most of it after being sent home from The Wensleydale School before lunch.
AIRPORT CLOSURE: Durham Tees Valley Airport is currently closed due to snow until 2.40pm today. For more updates visit their website.
There were slight delays in some flights at Newcastle International Airport earlier today, but services are presently running as normal. Passengers are advised to check their flights on the airport's website at www.newcastleairport.com
#echosnow Darlington town centre. http://t.co/EEliNNrT— @GD_EdRob 14 January 2013
YOUR PICTURES: Frank Knowles sent in this picture of a different kind of snowman in his garden
Hehehehe... @romanltd Director's Cars seem to be all 'animated' in the snow.... wasn't us honest ;-) ! #echosnow http://t.co/LUXJjYyX— @romanathome 14 January 2013
#snow #northeast #uksnow #nefollowers #echosnow #guardiansnow http://t.co/jeYMGlhn— @BakerPDA 14 January 2013
Dragonville,Durham #echosnow http://t.co/Qiz8V3W1— @funksoulHulk 14 January 2013
#echosnow Just off Haughton Green, #Darlington - Snowy Trees http://t.co/AoYLj9D0— @PoliticsNE 14 January 2013
Snowing heavy in Coundon #echosnow #countydurhamsnow #Snow http://t.co/3XuJfK1V— @Folk_Plucker 14 January 2013
#echosnow Bishop Auckland http://t.co/RRikZoDy— @Folk_Plucker 14 January 2013
@TheNorthernEcho Catterick Garrison #echosnow http://t.co/zvEZNOrC— @Maughann_Sylvex 14 January 2013
Still snowing lightly in Romanby, Northallerton #echosnow http://t.co/7q0xmvPo— @JapanCrafts 14 January 2013
ROADS UPDATE: Durham police say they are monitoring the county's roads but there are no specific problems to report at the moment.
SCHOOL CLOSURE: The Grove Primary School, in Consett, is now closed
Tonight's evening classes at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, in Darlington, have been cancelled because of the snow #echosnow
@TheNorthernEcho #echosnow Snowfall in Ingleby Barwick http://t.co/DhXv8Z8p— @CallumParry1 14 January 2013
#echosnow Haughton Green, #Darlington, about an hour ago http://t.co/DVDpPIJg— @PoliticsNE 14 January 2013
@TheNorthernEcho Hartlepool #echosnow http://t.co/auV3gYBk— @Caroline23Brown 14 January 2013
@TheNorthernEcho our Head of Graphics heads out to test her car in the snow (previous 4x4 owner) #echosnow http://t.co/6Yqw4PJa— @romanltd 14 January 2013
@TheNorthernEcho Snow in Stockton #echosnow http://t.co/XI8wZwd7— @MrBrianFowler 14 January 2013
Three schools closed, no road closures reported. Gritters were out on priority 1&2 roads this AM and are out again now http://t.co/NA4Ma51B— @DurhamCouncil 14 January 2013
"If I clear snow from paths & someone slips I'll be sued". Untrue if you use common sense. #nygrit #myths See http://t.co/5GbYVUIQ— @northyorkscc 14 January 2013
DURHAM UPDATE: Snowing steadily but constantly in Durham City. It's lying pretty thick now.
SCHOOL CLOSURE: Benfieldside Primary School, in Consett, is closing at lunchtime, parents are asked to collect pupils between 12:30pm and 1pm. Afternoon nursery is cancelled
GOLF CLUB CLOSURE: Due to bad weather conditions, the golf course and driving range at Stressholme Golf Club, in Darlington, is closed today.
The Clubhouse remains open.
For more information contact the Golf centre on 01325-461002.
Whatever you do, don't leave your car engine running while you go round the outside with a scraper! Cars get stolen that way every winter.— @N_Watch 14 January 2013
@northyorkscc Saw your gritters this morning. Doing a cracking job.— @chornbarino 14 January 2013
From Durham County Council
Edmondsley Primary School (2105)
The school will close on Monday, 14 January 2013 (All day) and re-open on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 (Morning). Reason for closure: As persistent heavy snowfalls and icy roads are forecast for Edmondsley, particularly this afternoon, the School and Nursery will be closed today Monday 14 January.
Picture: High Row in Darlington this morning
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