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Ross-on-Wye

Snow in December 2010

After the rest of the country has been in the grip of ice and snow, Ross has been pretty much snow free but had been cold (down to around -11C) until 20th December 2010 when from around 10am the snow fell thickly and around 2 to 3 inches fell during the morning and afternoon. The Town's streets were not gritted or salted supposedly because it has no effect below -8C (although it was only around -5C).

20th December 2010

The following are a number of photos from around the town:

Snow in the Market Place
Snow in the Market Place
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Snow around the Market House
Snow around the Market House
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Snow on Gloucester Road
Snow on Gloucester Road
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Snow on High Street
Snow on High Street
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Snow on Church Street
Snow on Church Street
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Snow on St. Marys Street
Snow on St. Marys Street
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Snow looking down High Street
Snow looking down High Street
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Snow at the top of High Street
Snow at the top of High Street
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Snow at the top of Edde Cross Street
Snow at the top of Edde Cross Street
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Snow on Wilton Road
Snow on Wilton Road
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Ice on the River Wye
Ice on the River Wye
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Snow in the River Wye
Snow in the River Wye
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Snow in the Blake Memorial Garden
Snow in the Blake Memorial Garden
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Snow in the Prospect
Snow in the Prospect
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Snow around the War Memorial
Snow around the War Memorial
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Snow on Kyrle Gate
Snow on Kyrle Gate
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Snow on Kyrle Gate (south side)
Snow on Kyrle Gate (south side)
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Snow in the Churchyard
Snow in the Churchyard
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Snow at the bottom of Broad Street
Snow at the bottom of Broad Street
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Snow looking up Broad Street
Snow looking up Broad Street
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Snow looking down Broad Street
Snow looking down Broad Street
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Snow in New Street
Snow in New Street
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Snow in the Market Place
Snow in Kyrle Street
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Snow in Brookend Street
Snow in Brookend Street
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Snow down Greytree Road
Snow down Greytree Road
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Snow on Brampton Street
Snow on Brampton Street
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Snow at Fiveways
Snow at Fiveways
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Snow on Ledbury
Snow on Ledbury Road
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21st December 2010

Partially frozen River Wye
Partially frozen River Wye
[Photo: Ed Dixon]
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Ice on the River Wye
Ice on the River Wye
[Photo: Ed Dixon]
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Looking upstream
Looking upstream
[Photo: Ed Dixon]
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The view back towards Ross
The view back towards Ross
[Photo: Ed Dixon]
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27th December 2010

Ice on the River Wye above the Rowing Club
Ice on the River Wye above the Rowing Club
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Ice on the River Wye near to the Rowing Club
Ice on the River Wye near to the Rowing Club
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Closeup of ice on the River Wye near to the Rowing Club
Closeup of the ice on the River Wye
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The ice in front of the Ross Rowing Club was particularly easy to see due to it having broken up and refrozen a number of times meaning that it was well above the water line and having many edges with lots of air within the ice making it appear very "white".

The ice, which is stationary, is in the centre of the river with two channels down the outside with the largest being on the outside of the bend, where the flow is fastest. Apparently the river was completely frozen yesterday after another approx. -10C night.

Ice in front of the Ross Rowing Club
Ice in front of the Ross Rowing Club
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Seagulls stood on the frozen Wye
Seagulls stood on the frozen Wye
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The seagulls seemed quite happy stood on the ice but the ducks and swans were all clearly hoping for someone to come and feed them.

Ducks and swans stood on the ice
Ducks and swans stood on the ice
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The ice on the Wye seen from outside the Hope & Anchor
The ice on the Wye seen from outside the Hope & Anchor
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Ice on the River Wye at the canoe launch below the Hope and Anchor
Ice on the River Wye at the canoe launch below the Hope and Anchor
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In the middle of the shot below left can be seen the Ice House. This was originally used to store fish in for a local fishmonger back in the 1800s and the ice used to fill it would have come from the river when it froze as seen here.

Ice on the River Wye looking back towards Ross
Ice on the River Wye looking back towards Ross
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Closeup of ice on the Wye
Closeup of ice on the Wye
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Ice on the River
Ice on the River
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Ice on the River Wye looking towards Wilton
Ice on the River Wye looking towards Wilton
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Ice on the River Wye above Wilton Bridge
Ice on the River Wye above Wilton Bridge
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The ice on the upper side of Wilton Bridge is clearly "white" and visable on the surface but on the lower side of the bridge the ice is clear and hidden just below the surface of the water.

Ice on the upper side of Wilton Bridge
Ice on the upper side of Wilton Bridge
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Hidden ice on the lower side of Wilton Bridge
Hidden ice on the lower side of Wilton Bridge
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Ice on the River Wye below Wilton Bridge
Ice on the River Wye below Wilton Bridge
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Ducks stood on the ice at Wilton Bridge
Ducks stood on the ice at Wilton Bridge
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The ducks were stood on the ice below Wilton Bridge.


In the view upstream, the large triangle in the ice is due to the bridge pier. Bricks had been thrown from the bridge onto the ice and had hardly marked the surface which is a good indication of how thick the ice had become.

The view upstream from Wilton Bridge
The view upstream from Wilton Bridge
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The view downstream from Wilton Bridge
The view downstream from Wilton Bridge
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Looking downsteam off Wilton Bridge
Looking downsteam off Wilton Bridge
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