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Snow covering covered

Thanks to everyone who battled the freezing cold and snow last week to keep programmes on air and provide vital information to people living and working in our area.

I thought you'd like to see how we are somewhere people turn to when they need to know what is happening.  The picture below of our website page views shows a huge spike thanks to our school closures web page and our twitter activity (below) also shows how the right information presented the right way on social media gets big uptake.  Of course, the people creating all of this on the day were doing vital work, but it has also taken a few years of heavy effort on building the audiences both on the radio and on social media to be able to do this so successfully.

Thanks everyone

Nick.

Tweet text time impressions engagements
Hear @BillsRestaurant founder talking about his approach and the newly refurbished St Albans restaurant https://t.co/u7n8anl6OF https://t.co/a27tVyK8UO 2018-03-05 17:17 +0000 179 6
Kerry and Kat running a marathon this March to help raise vital funds. Your donations are really appreciated  📻😀 https://t.co/dHI28qC8HT 2018-03-05 15:25 +0000 315 1
A grey start to the week as #MondayMorning sees #stalbans covered in clouds. Showers possible later. Highs of 10 (double figures!) and down to 3 overnight #weather sponsored by @JPAFurniture 2018-03-05 08:24 +0000 380 4
Nothing stops our Kevee from getting in to do his show Join him at 7am on 92.6fm @RvKevee https://t.co/o93XSLxXQC 2018-03-03 06:41 +0000 701 52
It's a night for getting home early and listening to @WestHertsDrive with @dapperdan75  We'll have the latest on the weather and travel https://t.co/CqZNmtBzpl 2018-03-02 15:51 +0000 493 10
Hatfield Road near city centre  snowy and heavy traffic https://t.co/bM9Cssqkvp 2018-03-02 15:27 +0000 420 17
Moderate snow fall expected for around another hour.  #StAlbans city centre road conditions worsening now.  Take care 2018-03-02 15:04 +0000 674 10
A cold windy day with more snow showers due later; highs of only -1 and down to -2 overnight
#StAlbans #weather sponsored by @JPAFurniture https://t.co/jUmFd2Iop0
2018-03-02 08:19 +0000 583 6
Freezing Friday .... Roads looking OK this morning but Abbey Flyer @abflyusers is suspended.  @TLRailUK running well.  Some cancellations at @LDNLutonAirport 2018-03-02 07:47 +0000 683 13
More school closings coming in now.  latest list for #stalbans #harpenden and surrounding areas https://t.co/W9EKqpkRjg 2018-03-02 07:31 +0000 576 41
We've just updated the school closures list for #stalbans #harpenden #redbourn and the area here https://t.co/W9EKqpkRjg 2018-03-02 07:13 +0000 526 31
Our latest updated school closures list for #stalbans #redbourn #harpenden #watford #hemel and surrounding areas https://t.co/W9EKqpkRjg 2018-03-01 21:23 +0000 882 57
https://t.co/W9EKqpkRjg #SCHOOLCLOSURE #snowdays 2018-03-01 20:59 +0000 480 13
Crabtree Infants' School and Manland Primary School will be closed on Friday 2nd March due to continuing treacherous/adverse weather conditions. #SNOWMAGGEDDON #SCHOOLCLOSURE #snowdays 2018-03-01 20:16 +0000 842 14
Redbourn Junior School is closed on Friday 2 March #SNOWMAGGEDDON #snowdays #SCHOOLCLOSURE 2018-03-01 19:23 +0000 958 10
Newberries Primary School Number 789 in Radlett will be CLOSED tomorrow Friday 2nd March due to bad weather conditions and further predicted snow. #SNOWMAGGEDDON #snowdays #SCHOOLCLOSURE 2018-03-01 19:23 +0000 1095 8
The Headteacher and Chair of Governors have decided to close the Abbey CE VA Primary School tomorrow, Friday 2nd March 2018, in light of the severe weather conditions #snowday2018 #SCHOOLCLOSURE 2018-03-01 18:26 +0000 766 7
Bernard’s Heath Junior closed tomorrow due to frozen pipes 2018-03-01 16:47 +0000 399 2
Our full list of tomorrow's school closures notified so far is here : https://t.co/W9EKqpkRjg 2018-03-01 16:11 +0000 607 80
Shenley Primary School will be CLOSED TOMORROW 2nd MARCH #snow #SchoolClosures #snowdays 2018-03-01 15:15 +0000 396 4
Sauncey Wood Primary School will be closing at 2:30 today 2018-03-01 14:22 +0000 360 3
Please put your lights on while driving in this weather - see and be seen #weather #SNOWMAGGEDDON #driving #besafe 2018-03-01 13:39 +0000 460 1
Flamstead school: To ensure safe travel to/from school for all our pupils, parents and staff we have taken the decision to close the school tomorrow (Fri 2 March). #snow #SCHOOLCLOSURE #SchoolClosures 2018-03-01 13:27 +0000 326 4
CLOSING EARLY Newberries Primary School Number 789 in Radlett is: CLOSING from 2pm due to bad weather conditions and further predicted snow.
#snow #SchoolClosures
2018-03-01 13:25 +0000 356 1
Flamstead Village School Closed Friday 2nd March 2018-03-01 13:23 +0000 237 0
Newberries Primary School in Radlett is: CLOSING from 2pm due to bad weather conditions and further predicted snow 2018-03-01 13:23 +0000 340 6
Message from @Ridgewayfishbar to all local emergency services free portion of chips for you today Thursday! 2018-03-01 12:59 +0000 499 23
Flamstead Village School 908 Closing today at 1.30 pm March 1st update from Herts County Council 2018-03-01 11:59 +0000 261 3
Mmm we're looking forward to seeing this! https://t.co/QAQE7xNets 2018-03-01 11:56 +0000 361 2
Some schools are closed today, check with us tomorrow also.  @TLRailUK earl;ier delays easing Local roads are clear.  Low overnight tonight -3C 2018-03-01 11:25 +0000 476 2
Your weather update...light snow expected to tail off during the afternoon.  @TLRailUK significant #delays from #stalbans ansd #harpenden and road travel generally a little slower than usual 2018-03-01 10:12 +0000 481 2
Following schools closed: Marlborough, Nicholas Breakspear, Batchwood, Links Academy, St Luke’s, Divine Saviour #schools #snow #closures 2018-03-01 08:17 +0000 400 8
You’re waking up to another splurge of snow overnight. That should it be it for today but we will have a gold windy Thursday ahead of us, highs of only -1 before dropping to -3 overnight.
#StAlbans #weather sponsored by @JPAFurniture
2018-03-01 06:27 +0000 924 21
Coming up from 1 we're at @BillsRestaurant #StAlbans with Afternoon Verulam https://t.co/sJQA4fXw5d 2018-02-28 12:59 +0000 432 8
Urgent! Lorry broken down by Park Street roundabout. Delays 30 minutes. Avoid! 2018-02-28 11:16 +0000 469 10
Just scanning the menu at @BillsRestaurant #stalbans as we prepare for Afternoon Verulam this afternoon on air from Chequer Street https://t.co/fNqmqt7xXY 2018-02-28 11:08 +0000 797 21
Good Morning St Albans 📻😀 #WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/4hfk6lvnAk 2018-02-28 08:05 +0000 409 4
You’re waking up to a sprinkling of snow across #StAlbans. It’s gonna be a cold cold windy wintry day. Highs of only -1! And down to -4 overnight. Wrap up warm! #weather sponsored by @JPAFurniture.
Currently -1 in #Frogmore https://t.co/bExncjTv40
2018-02-28 06:24 +0000 802 29
We're keeping an eye on that snow! https://t.co/inXFuxK2FC 2018-02-27 13:32 +0000 707 15
Tune in to @RVmorning show RIGHT NOW! Richard is about to interview the lovely Jo Coleman all about her production PHD 2018-02-27 10:04 +0000 343 0
This happened to @KezCobb in #ChiswellGreen - got taken out by a young sledger and broke two ribs and a shoulder 😆😆 take care out there people! 😚❄️❄️ https://t.co/9kowfyNjNJ 2018-02-27 07:01 +0000 468 7
It’s National #Retro Day! @KezCobb and @HamesJen will mourn the loss of Bejam, blackjacks and the like after 8am on Good Morning #StAlbans #GMSA #NationalRetroDay feel free to share your retro delights ... 📻 2018-02-27 06:59 +0000 373 9
A light dusting of the white stuff to wake up to this morning ... possibly a few more snow showers later on, highs of only 2 and down to -6 overnight. Currently it’s-4 in #ParkStreet #StAlbans #weather sponsored by @JPAFurniture ❄️⛅️🌤🌨❄️ 2018-02-27 06:28 +0000 997 10
#StAlbans #weather sponsored by @JPAFurniture: the week begins cold and frosty and that’s how it will continue- chance of snow showers and the odd bit of sunshine peaking through the clouds with highs of only 2 and down to -5 overnight! Brrrr ❄️ 🌥🌨❄️ 2018-02-26 06:29 +0000 1091 10
Tune in now! https://t.co/LZbDNDX4XN 2018-02-25 16:05 +0000 883 11
Coming by up next it's @RVOutandabout . Tune in to find out what's happening in our area this week! https://t.co/OokvSJa0dL 2018-02-23 11:42 +0000 273 2
A perfect winters day - cold and bright with highs of 4 and down to a frosty chilly -3 overnight.
#stalbans #weather sponsored by @JPAFurniture 🌤❄️
2018-02-23 08:53 +0000 542 5
Coming up after 8am on Good Morning St Albans @KezCobb and @HamesJen talk to Penny from @CellarDoorHerts - a hidden treasure in #stalbans 2018-02-22 08:02 +0000 221 6
#StAlbans #weather sponsored by @JPAFurniture: a cloudy cold day with the chance of some sunshine later on. Highs of 5 and down to -2 overnight. Right now it’s 0 in #Sandridge 2018-02-22 07:46 +0000 285 3
Early sunshine (and a stunning sunrise) giving way to clouds as the day goes on - highs of 6 and down to 0 overnight. Right now it’s 2 degrees in #Redbourn #StAlbans #weather sponsored by @JPAFurniture 2018-02-21 07:50 +0000 504 5
Fancy a free dinner, cocktails and wine for four in St Albans?  We're offering the chance to take three friends to the newly refurbished Bill's restaurant.  All you need to do is answer a simple question to enter our competition https://t.co/Vwy6dtaorG https://t.co/sscEvgZQHv 2018-02-20 08:05 +0000 652 28
#StAlbans #weather sponsored by @JPAFurniture - grey, rainy, breezy but mild - highs of 8 and down to 2 overnight 2018-02-20 07:39 +0000 610 3
After the sunshine of the weekend there’s no prizes for guessing that Monday is gonna be grey and wet! Mild though, highs of 11 & down to 6 overnight #StAlbans #weather sponsored by @JPAFurniture 2018-02-19 07:06 +0000 1108 9
@TLRailUK delays expected due to person hit by train at Mill Hill #rvalert 2018-02-18 17:56 +0000 795 12
Great local businesses supporting @THE_OLLIE_FOUND through @DragonsApp team @saveforollie @PerTutti_ @LebaneseKitchen Laurel House Oasis @JollySailor2 Street Cafe Abigails Tea Room HiiT Kitchen Cafe on the Corner Cheerz Pizza Chicken Hut 50 Nine. Hear how https://t.co/3D6HlEuaCx 2018-02-15 12:22 +0000 4465 42
Soon we'll be talking to a team from @verulamschool about their @DragonsApp initiative benefiting @THE_OLLIE_FOUND 2018-02-15 10:13 +0000 1092 16
#M25 :Entry ramp closed, accident. https://t.co/FjYABEV12i #AATraffic 2018-02-13 17:12 +0000 552 3
#m25 clockwise stationary towards J22 London Colney #rvalert 2018-02-13 16:06 +0000 687 2
Getting ready for the annual #pancakeday2018 race with @HomeStartHerts https://t.co/epcoC9tlcv 2018-02-13 10:51 +0000 2288 60
Tomorrow is the pancake races in St Peter's Street around midday.  Well done the @HomeStartHerts volunteers making it happen.   Live on 92.6FM tomorrow morning 2018-02-12 18:01 +0000 1244 34
Send in your requests now! https://t.co/ShmiEELWzO 2018-02-11 16:04 +0000 518 0
Perfect Day for it! We love #StAlbans https://t.co/OpERf5HcCd 2018-02-11 09:48 +0000 643 5
Has it really been that long?! https://t.co/Ez4h3nWwX8 2018-02-09 09:45 +0000 512 0
#stalbans #weather sponsored by @JPAFurniture - it’s a game of two halves today - a mild, wet, windy, cloudy morning but the sun will peep out as the temp drops later on. Highs of 7 and down to a chilly -2 overnight 2018-02-09 07:21 +0000 511 2
Could not agree more Ren! https://t.co/fDbygi3cZz 2018-02-08 17:21 +0000 454 0
#MovieShoot  #JamieWillams #newmusic coming soon! https://t.co/hXtcoHMqFd 2018-02-08 13:10 +0000 466 7
Take care on Upper Lattimore Road https://t.co/feVO7gjTCj 2018-02-08 12:05 +0000 491 10
@Hans_Honkyhosen Don't forget traffic and travel reports every morning on 92.6FM.  Hope your commute home is better! 2018-02-08 09:55 +0000 32 2
Hear all the highlights of the Retailer of the Year awards 2018 in our podcast https://t.co/3MrIKyqCFL https://t.co/oulj96y2CG 2018-02-08 08:02 +0000 359 3
#StAlbans #weather sponsored by @JPAFurniture - Hope you market traders are wrapped up warm, it’s gonna be a cold and frosty day! Sunny though before clouds creep across our city later on, highs of 4 & down to a chilly-3 overnight ☀️🌤❄️ 2018-02-07 07:40 +0000 569 4