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Excited people post pictures as Islington enjoys dusting of snow

PUBLISHED: 11:40 03 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:09 03 February 2015

Highbury Fields enjoyed a smattering of snow Pic: Christopher Roe

Highbury Fields enjoyed a smattering of snow Pic: Christopher Roe

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Thrilled residents woke up to a dusting of snow across Islington this morning, as the cold spell continues across the county.

People took to Twitter to post pictures of the borough’s landmarks sprinkled in snowflakes, or make disparaging comments about the limited amount of the white stuff.

Dee baker said: “Pitiful amount of snow in Islington. But is it enough for me to claim a snow day?”

Holloway superdog Flora the akita and fellow akita Kin enjoy the snow on Highbury Fields with border collies Rose and RoxyHolloway superdog Flora the akita and fellow akita Kin enjoy the snow on Highbury Fields with border collies Rose and Roxy

Less than an inch fell over night as thermometers dropped below freezing.

Hermantes Basha said: “Is anyone else super excited about the snow?”

There could be more on the way though, with temperatures predicted to stay cold, alongside plenty of cloud cover.

A spokesman for Islington Council said the gritters were out in force at around 1am this morning, and will carry on during the rest of the cold snap.

"“The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.”"

Dust of Snow – Robert Frost

A warning has been issued by the Met Office for greater London advising that adverse weather could badly effect public transport through to the weekend, while several news outlets have predicted “Siberian winds” to bring temperatures well below freezing.

The Met Office warning forecast that snow showers could penetrate from the coast to central areas

“Rain and sleet is more likely near exposed coasts but slightly further inland local snow accumulations of 1-3 cm are possible above and around 100m.

“The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel.”

Send us your best snow photos by Twitter or facebook.


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