VARIOUS STUFF - MOSSLEY & SADDLEWORTH SNOW PHOTOS 02 FEBRUARY 2009
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After frequent snow showers during the evening of 1st February this is Stockport Road on the edge of Mossley the following morning with a nice covering of powdery snow

By the time I got home in the evening it was snowing again and drifting in the east wind. This is the view through my front window, plastered with blowing snow andwith a nice drift growing in the garden!

Stockport Road again on the evening of 2 February.

Interesting drifting on the back of the blue car, parked on Stockport Road, Grasscroft.

The snow warning sign in action at Uppermill. Even the main roads down in the valleys were covered, higher up drifting causing problems as I was about to find out.

The bottom of the A635 Holmfirth Road in Greenfield which climbs high over the moors and was not surprisingly shut - note the barrier across the road. And the snow continues to fall...

The main road through Greenfield.

There was a cold breeze blowing all evening with quite a bit of minor drifting around. But up at Lydgate the wind as howling and the air was full of frozen snow blowing from the fields, as well as the snow which was still falling, creating some superb drifts. I think this pavement is blocked!

Not only the pavements were blocked, the road through Lydgate was deeply covered too and these cars weren't going anywhere

Another view in Lydgate

More snow escapes from the fields

A few more photos of Stockport Road between Lydgate and Mossley, covered in drifting snow a metre deep in places....

snow blowing across the road, you can't tell how wild it was from these photos - but it was bitter!

 

these last photos were taken around midnght on the 2 / 3 February - for more photos from the 3rd then have a look here.

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