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Snow fall may disrupt travel times as white stuff blankets Bromley

PUBLISHED: 11:21 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:33 18 January 2013

A snowy scene in Biggin Hill submitted on www.iwitness24.co.uk by Keith Larby.

A snowy scene in Biggin Hill submitted on www.iwitness24.co.uk by Keith Larby.

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Snow has started to blanket Bromley's streets as the three-day downfall predicted by weather experts began this morning.

Temperatures could drop below freezing this evening (Friday) and stay below zero until late tomorrow morning.

The Met Office has issued an amber severe weather warning for the London and south-east England region, predicting between four and six inches of snow to fall this weekend.

As roads become icy, drivers in the borough are being urged to take care with The Highways Agency putting ploughs and snow blowers on stand-by.

Train services may also be distrupted in Bromley, with Southeastern warning frozen signals may cause disruption.

A spokesman said: “We’re reliant on Network Rail clearing the tracks and ensuring points and signals don’t freeze up so we can run a train service.

“Given the weather forecast, there may be disruption on some routes through the day. Our staff will be out working to clear platforms and treat icy surfaces.”

Passengers are advised to check for changes to train times before travelling and to take extra care on slippery roads and footpaths.

Follow @BromleySnow on Twitter for Bromley Council’s regular updates on which borough routes are being gritted.

Let us see your pictures of the white stuff, whether it’s snow covered gardens or towering snowmen. Email them to joshua.fowler@archant.co.uk.

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