Weather warnings still in place as London begins to thaw

Snow in Lewisham, Pic: Nina Jones

Weather warnings across south and east London are still in place as Storm Emma and ‘the Beast from the East’ move on, and temperatures across start to rise.

A yellow ice warning continues to be in place in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Croydon, with residents told to still be wary of difficult driving conditions and “increased risk of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces” despite the rising temperatures.

Drivers were warned that freezing rain creates notoriously treacherous ‘black ice’.

Although many parts of the UK were still struggling to get above freezing, all four Eastlondonlines boroughs are predicted warmer temperatures over the next few days.

Frozen water atLimehouse Marina, Pic: Rose Morelli

While most trains within the area are now reporting a full, uninterrupted service on all lines, passengers travelling with Southeastern are expected to face more delays. Transport for London advises passengers to check services before journeying. For a full list of available services, visit the National Rail website.

Most schools are expected to open as normal from Monday, following a mass closure over the last week. A full list of any schools within Lewisham, Tower Hamlets, Croydon and Hackney affected by the weather can be found on the respective council websites, or via OpenCheck.

London Snow, Pic: Rose Morelli


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