Winter hits Lincolnshire hard

Sam Pidoux
Steep Hill in the snow.

The bad weather shows no sign of abating with the threat of more snow and low temperatures forecast for another week.

Lincolnshire is struggling to cope with bitterly cold weather conditions. Travellers stranded by the icy roads, school closures leaving playgrounds deserted, people unable to get to work has been the legacy of the past seven days.

The local economy has also suffered with  Lincoln’s annual Christmas Market cancelled for the first time in its 28 year history.

On Saturday, an elderly man was found dead by security staff at the Thorpe Park caravan park in Cleethorpes, it is thought that he may have been attempting to leave the park to go to his home in Doncaster.

The bad weather is also bringing out the best in some people, as friends and neighbours work together to keep their communities running, random acts of kindness are sweetening the run up to Christmas, especially for one dog owner, when her puppy was rescued from an iced over pond.

 But the public are still being asked to stay at home unless they really need to go out, and to wrap up warm if they must venture out. As more bad weather is forecast for the weeks ahead, you can check out the met office for the latest predictions. For travel advice the AA and RAC offer hints and tips for motorists.