Snow update: Big freeze tightens its grip on Havering

HAVERING residents are set to face another day of disruption as the snow and arctic weather conditions tighten their grip on the borough.

A staggering 60 schools in Havering plus the Airfield Children’s Centre in South End Road, South Hornchurch have been forced to shut their doors today Wednesday December 1 because of the snow and icy conditions.

Commuters also faced delays on their way into work as the BrookStreet roundabout on the M25 was blocked because of poor weather conditions.

National Express Trains and buses are also running to a normal service without any disruptions.

But despite the poor weather conditions all of the borough’s fire stations have reporteda very quiet night.

The Meals On Wheels service, which provide meals for elderly residents are also running to a normal schedule.

NHS Havering have also issued advice to residents about how to stay warm and well in the cold weather.

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The tips include having regular hot drinks, wearing several layers of clothes, keeping active and closing all windows and doors to keep out draughts.

Interim Director of Public Health, Elaine Rashbrook said: “We would also ask people to check up on elderly and vulnerable friends, relatives and neighbours, as cold weather can be especially dangerous for them.”

For more information about how the weather is affecting the borough visit

Also have you built a snowman that you are proud of or taken any pictures of the snow in your area, if so send them into the Recorder on

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