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In Pictures: Snow on Scilly

February is bowing out in style by delivering the Isles of Scilly's first heavy snowfall for years.

Residents have been excitedly sharing photos of the islands under a blanket of white. Here are just a few that have appeared on Facebook:

Snow on St Mary's:

Photo by Scilly Now & Then

Five Islands School closed at 2pm, while the Isles of Scilly Police urged islanders to stay indoors.

They posted on Facebook: "Given the weather conditions if you don’t need to go out then please don’t - especially those driving - There have already been some near misses. It is the driver’s responsibility to make sure it’s safe to drive whether that is in a commercial or private vehicle and it follows that if there is a collision or accident it’s down to the driver and not “because the roads aren’t gritted” or “it was icy”. Please be sensible and stay safe."

Snow on St Martin's:

Photo by St Martin's, Isles of Scilly

Snow on Tresco:

Photos by Tresco Island, bottom right by Matt Payne

Snow on St Agnes:

Photo by the Turk's Head

Snow on Bryher:

Photos by Claire Helliwell via Scilly Webcam Appreciation Society

And back to St Mary's:

Photos by Isles of Scilly Camera Obscura, Juliet's Garden, Star Castle Hotel

and Shooting Scilly

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