SE23.com - The Official Forum for Forest Hill & Honor Oak, London SE23
Online since 2002  -  10,000+ members

Home | SE23 Topics | Local Businesses | Wider Topics | Offered/Wanted/Lost/Found | Advertising | Contact
Geddes Hairdressing & Barbering Studio One Armstrong & Co Solicitors


Post Reply  Post Topic 
Pages (3): « First [1] 2 3 Next > Last »
Is it snowing heavily in FH/Sydenham
Author Message
SunnyFH


Posts: 2
Joined: Nov 2010
Post: #1
30-11-2010 02:36 PM

Hello there, I'm new to this site, looks good.

Can anyone tell me what the snow is doing in Forest Hill/Sydenham and if the roads are affected.

Thank you

Find all posts by this user Reply
andrewr


Posts: 296
Joined: May 2006
Post: #2
30-11-2010 03:08 PM

Snowing heavily at the moment. Total of around 3" where I am - Netherby Road. Traffic reported to be moving on the main roads when I heard about 45 minutes ago. Netherby Road looks to be barely passable now. No doubt the Council will be round soon with the Road Closed signs instead of the gritters.

Find all posts by this user Reply
DerbyHillTop


Posts: 120
Joined: Aug 2008
Post: #3
30-11-2010 03:14 PM

Snowing quite heavily now with 2.5 inches of white stuff on the ground. I am on the border of Forest Hill with Sydenham and my road is only accessible on foot now. Will be much worse this evening if compacted snow becomes ice with fresh snow on top.
I would expect that the main routes are not so bad, but maybe someone else can give you better update on the main roads.

Find all posts by this user Reply
SunnyFH


Posts: 2
Joined: Nov 2010
Post: #4
30-11-2010 03:53 PM

Thank you all. Keep warm!

Find all posts by this user Reply
michael


Posts: 3,200
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #5
30-11-2010 04:15 PM

FH Soc on Twitter reporting "There are two P4s and two P12s stuck at the top of Honor Oak Park, just before the junction with Forest Hill Road".

All this snow is the perfect welcome to the group of Tibetan Monks currently in the museum.

Find all posts by this user Reply
SpringCat


Posts: 60
Joined: Oct 2010
Post: #6
30-11-2010 04:33 PM

We had troubles this morning to get to work. Langton rise hill side was a nightmare. Almost skidded against a pole. The road was not covered with grit and salt. Is the council doing anything to cover the roads, especially the hilly ones?

Find all posts by this user Reply
andrewr


Posts: 296
Joined: May 2006
Post: #7
30-11-2010 04:46 PM

Southbound traffic appears to be stationary on Honor Oak Park...

Find all posts by this user Reply
dbboy


Posts: 201
Joined: Feb 2009
Post: #8
30-11-2010 04:47 PM

Canonbie Road is impassable, cars going down the Forest Hill road side have no grip in places and are just slidding down. Those that get to the corner are not making it any further and have to either turn around or reverse back down. Suggest staying away till the weather improves.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Ghis


Posts: 321
Joined: Jan 2007
Post: #9
30-11-2010 04:48 PM

avoid Brockley View!

Find all posts by this user Reply
Mickey


Posts: 36
Joined: Mar 2010
Post: #10
30-11-2010 04:59 PM

I am in town, and due to leave work around 6ish. I am dreading the commute. Has anyone had trouble on the trains/overground?

Find all posts by this user Reply
showtunesgirl


Posts: 203
Joined: Feb 2008
Post: #11
30-11-2010 05:09 PM
Find all posts by this user Reply
Ghis


Posts: 321
Joined: Jan 2007
Post: #12
30-11-2010 05:35 PM

Trains out of Charing Cross seem very delayed around 60 with cancellations and the Southern trains seem to be in the same situation from London Bridge with around 60min delays and cancellation. They do not seem to be coping very well.

Last year during the snow blizzard one night, I tried to get a bus from Aldwych (172 goes to HOP) as Charing Cross trains were not running and the bus did not manage to go further than Elephant & Castle it eas getting too dangerous and sliding all over the place. I ended up walking from Elephant to HOP and it took me 3 hours. A week later I was on crutches for 8 weeks with a dislocated knee. This year I am not sure my knee will hold up for 3 hours walk but I am thinking about getting a bus to Peckham or if it gets anywhere near and walking from there.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Ghis


Posts: 321
Joined: Jan 2007
Post: #13
30-11-2010 05:37 PM

meant to see with 60min delay

Find all posts by this user Reply
mgmonkey


Posts: 96
Joined: May 2009
Post: #14
30-11-2010 06:17 PM

I got a train back from Purley at 3ish & although there were some delays & cancellations there still seemed to be plenty of trains & ELL trains running.

The snow seemed a lot worse around Purley/Croydon.

Cars & buses seem to be passing through London Rd & Stanstead Rd in FH fine.

Paths off & around Vancouver seem almost slushy.

Find all posts by this user Reply
billham


Posts: 115
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #15
30-11-2010 06:25 PM

From what I have just seen out walking I wouldn't venture near Canonbie or Netherby in a car. I didn't see the steepest hill side of Canonbie, the Netherby Road side looked bad enough to me. Even a couple of hours ago cars were struggling big time on Netherby.

Forest Hill Road towards the junction with Honor Oak Road was causing problems for cars and buses even at 3.30 as it seemed to have a thin layer of compacted snow. The fact that traffic was stop start wasn't helping. In these circumstances some of the parking of people picking up their little darlings from the school was simply unbelievable (and it beggars belief at the best of times!!).

Conditions seemed as bad as I have seen them in 25 years here. If there is a hard frost the fun will really start. Saw no real sign of grit or gritters.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Londondrz


Posts: 1,538
Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #16
30-11-2010 06:45 PM

If any of you use, or know anyone who does, the rat run via Waldenshaw Road onto St Davids road then dont. You will crash.

Find all posts by this user Reply
annsquire66


Posts: 100
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #17
30-11-2010 09:14 PM

The walk from the Hob down the slope and across Davids Road is always dreadful because of the steep cambers and yet it never seems to get gritted.

I wouldn't drive out of there either.

Find all posts by this user Reply
rbmartin


Posts: 795
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #18
30-11-2010 09:39 PM

Expect severe delays on the ELL if you're coming home late from work/evening out. It's suspended between Sydenham and West Croydon.

Find all posts by this user Reply
andrewr


Posts: 296
Joined: May 2006
Post: #19
30-11-2010 10:08 PM

And trains from East Croydon to London Bridge aren't stopping until they reach NXG due to a "broken down Overground train at Sydenham".

Find all posts by this user Reply
andrewr


Posts: 296
Joined: May 2006
Post: #20
30-11-2010 10:16 PM

TfL reporting severe delays on the ELL due to adverse weather conditions. First test of the new trains in snow - maybe it's the wrong sort of snow!

Find all posts by this user Reply
Pages (3): « First [1] 2 3 Next > Last »

Friends of Blythe Hill Fields


Possibly Related Topics ...
Topic: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Snowing! michael 5 3,101 01-11-2008 02:15 PM
Last Post: psyche9