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Lincolnshire snow heroes keep the county moving

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Although heavy snow has been very disruptive to the county, Yellowbellies have united to plough through the difficult conditions.

From emergency services and gritters to NHS workers, farmers and other members of the public, there are hundreds of great stories across the county of people coming together to help one another.

Here are just a few of the Lincolnshire snow heroes shared with Lincolnshire Reporter”

4x4s to the rescue

With their fleet of 4x4s Listers Toyota Lincoln helped get patients and staff to Lincoln County Hospital.

They shared pictures with some of the nurses on their journeys and even two new parents with baby Freddie, coming home for the first time.

Listers Toyota Lincoln taking nurses to work at Lincoln County Hospital. Photo: Listers Toyota Lincoln.

Listers Toyota Lincoln helping members of the public including a couple with their new baby. Photo: Listers Toyota Lincoln.

Stance Security have been transporting hospital staff to Lincoln County Hospital and making sure they get back home safely for free. 

Nurses trek miles to work

Kat was recognised for her hard work on This Morning.

Nurse Kat Mayer trekked 10 miles through the snow to get to her work at Lincoln County Hospital and stayed overnight to ensure patients were safe and being cared for.

She appeared on This Morning on Thursday live from her morning shift. The show rewarded her and her family with a three-night stay in Barcelona.

We also heard that mental health nurse Amy Semper walked eight miles to the Lincoln inpatient mental health unit.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust informed us that nurses Helen Davy-Barnshaw and Zoe Watkin-Drury drove a patient from the mental health hospital to a funeral miles away. Another nurse Lynda Adams couldn’t get to work, but helped patients in her local community, including walking two to three miles to Spilsby to pick up medication for two patients.

Hats off to police

Teams and volunteers across Lincolnshire Police have been out lending a helping hand on the roads of the county for the last few days. They have dealt with hundreds of incidents including crashes and adverse weather conditions.

Rescuing ambulances

Lots of kind passers-by helped to free ambulances stuck in the snow.

A fantastic effort, spent by PCR Commercial who helped with the rescue with RAF personnel.

Making way

Helpers clearing the drifting snow in Waddington. Photos went in by Phil Murphy. 

RAF assistance

RAF Wittering drivers came to the rescue on the roads too!

Farmers to the rescue

Aaron Bird of P Russon & Sons sent us these photos as they continue to work on keeping the local roads of Burton and surrounding villages clear. Aaron and two colleagues voluntarily helped tow numerous vehicles including an ambulance getting a patient to hospital.

Aaron Bird and his colleagues at P Russon & Sons helping to clear the roads at Burton. Photo: Aaron Bird.

Farmers were also hard at work clearing the carriageway between Kelsten and Binbrook. Photos sent by Jonny Trotter. 

Lending a hand

Anglian water teams helped to rescue a lorry stuck in the snow near Bourne. They’ve been praised for going above and beyond.

https://twitter.com/AnglianWater/status/969239502156902400

Shout out to the bus drivers

They’ve been getting many from A to B despite the snow and ice. Today, Sally-Anne Robinson provided Stagecoach drivers in Lincoln with more than 30 bacon rolls free of charge as many cafes weren’t open.

A well deserved hot meal for the county’s bus drivers, and for the transport teams who have been keeping everyone updated on social media.

Photo: Emily Norton

Lincoln’s Snow Angels

Eileen Dickinson has created a Facebook page called Lincoln’s Snow Angels so people in need of help can be connected in one place

Several offers of help have already come in including from Paul Papworth, who works every year taking staff to Lincoln County Hospital.


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