Southeastern wrote:Important announcement
Snow and freezing conditions are forecast overnight. We are planning to operate a normal timetable service tomorrow, Friday 10 February – weather permitting.
Network Rail will be working through the night to endeavour to keep the railway network free of ice and snow.
Check nationalrail.co.uk, or Twitter before making your journey - as there may be some disruption.
In addition to this the @SE_Railway bot also tweeted the warning:
@Se_Railway wrote:Snow is forecast overnight. We plan to run a normal service tomorrow Fri 10 Feb - weather permitting. Check before you travel #southeastern
This being the first non system generated tweet - are they finally coming to their senses?
MetOffice wrote:Yellow Warning of Snow 09 Feb 2012, 16:00
Issued at - 09 Feb 2012, 11:54
Valid from - 09 Feb 2012, 16:00
Valid to - 10 Feb 2012, 12:00
An area of snow is expected to develop over parts of east and northeast England later on Thursday.
This evening and tonight snow will then extend steadily southwestwards into central and some southwestern parts of England, as well as the east of Wales.
Whilst there is uncertainty regarding where the heaviest and most persistent snow will fall, accumulations of 1 to 5 cm are likely with a risk of up to about 10 cm in the worst affected regions. These larger totals are more likely across the Midlands and perhaps southeast Wales.
Later in the night the snow is expected to die out across northern, eastern and much of central England to be followed by widespread ice on untreated surfaces.
The public should be aware that, as a result, there could be some disruption to travel.
This warning will be kept under review and may be updated in the light of new information.