Despite the overnight snow, conditions have improved today. The sun has come out and the snow is beginning to melt. Tigger reported no problems on the way to work and people have returned to work after what must in retrospect seem like an impromptu holiday.
Warmed by the sun, the trees around the reservoir in Claremont Square were shedding the snow from their branches.
In the Square and in Amwell Street, there was still plenty of snow. Some of the parked cars had a deep layer on their roofs and bonnets. On the pavements, the snow had been tamped down by the tread of passers-by and was hard, showing that it had frozen overnight. The gritting lorries had been out and there were patches of brown gravel here and there but it was still necessary to walk carefully to avoid slipping.
On the main road, the asphalt is practically free of snow, swept clear by the wheels of passing vehicles. Buses are running once more and the traffic has increased to something like its usual volume. The road junction at Angel again resembles its usual busy self. It is fortunate that the engineering works that had reduced traffic flow to a single lane ended on Sunday or the chaos would have been that much worse.
It remains to be seen whether this really is the end of the snow or merely an intermission. While the sun has warmed the air somewhat, it is still cold in the shade and there therefore remains the possibility that there is more snow to come.