Huntingdonshire wraps up and heads out to enjoy the weekend snow

PUBLISHED: 08:38 11 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:53 11 December 2017

Ostrich and emu get used to the snow at Johnsons of Old Hurst. Picture: ARCHANT

Ostrich and emu get used to the snow at Johnsons of Old Hurst. Picture: ARCHANT

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Sledges were dusted off and snowmen were built by the dozen as Huntingdonshire woke up to snow on Sunday.

Sam Terry made a snow dog in Brampton. Picture: KEVIN TERRY. Sam Terry made a snow dog in Brampton. Picture: KEVIN TERRY.

Some areas saw up to 20cm of the white stuff as flurries started in the early hours of Sunday and continued into the afternoon.

The Met Office had issued an amber warning for parts of Cambridgeshire late on Saturday, with heavy snow and freezing temperatures expected.

Despite the conditions, residents across the district were quick to wrap up and head out, making the best of the wintery scenes and enjoying a snowball fight or two as well.

And there was even time to build a giant snow dog!

Sam Terry made a snow dog in Brampton. Picture: KEVIN TERRY. Sam Terry made a snow dog in Brampton. Picture: KEVIN TERRY.

Despite much of the snow having cleared overnight, a Met Office warning for ice and snow remains in place for Monday and Tuesday.

Freezing temperatures are expected and small snow flurries remain possible throughout Monday and into Tuesday.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “Ice has formed on some surfaces Monday morning as well as some snow falling. Some snow accumulations of 2-5cm are possible above around 100 m but at lower levels no accumulations are expected. “Instead a mixture of rain and sleet is most likely. Some injuries are possible from slips and falls on icy surfaces and there will probably be some icy patches on untreated roads and cycle paths.

“Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer and more difficult journeys.”

This apt picture was taken in Hartford by Ste Greenall. This apt picture was taken in Hartford by Ste Greenall.

Here are the best of the photos sent in to The Hunts Post:

Macaw take shelter amid the snow at Johnsons of Old Hurst. Picture: ARCHANT. Macaw take shelter amid the snow at Johnsons of Old Hurst. Picture: ARCHANT.

These shots were captured on Sunday in Godmanchester. Pictures: ARCHANT These shots were captured on Sunday in Godmanchester. Pictures: ARCHANT

These shots were captured on Sunday in Godmanchester. Pictures: ARCHANT These shots were captured on Sunday in Godmanchester. Pictures: ARCHANT

This snowy scene was taken in Huntingdon by Lesley Dixon. This snowy scene was taken in Huntingdon by Lesley Dixon.

SNOW: Ben and Rhys Howells test the snow at Castle Hill in Huntingdon SNOW: Ben and Rhys Howells test the snow at Castle Hill in Huntingdon

SNOW: Building a snowman at Godmanchester SNOW: Building a snowman at Godmanchester

SNOW: Chinese Bridge, Godmanchester SNOW: Chinese Bridge, Godmanchester

SNOW: Island Hall, Godmanchester SNOW: Island Hall, Godmanchester

SNOW: St Mary's, Godmanchester SNOW: St Mary's, Godmanchester

This picture was taken in Huntingdon by Kimberly Lavery. This picture was taken in Huntingdon by Kimberly Lavery.

This picture was taken at Somersham lake by Jane Axon. This picture was taken at Somersham lake by Jane Axon.

This picture of St Neots in the snow was taken by Laurence Bigsby. This picture of St Neots in the snow was taken by Laurence Bigsby.

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