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March 30, 2012
3:29pm Thursday 26th April 2012 in Looking Back
From the Durham Advertiser 50 years ago.
Still winter weather. The snow and ice of the last ten days have effectively blunted any illusions that spring is just around the corner.
However, to city and district dwellers it has been little more than an inconvenience and local authorities have not been unduly worried about the state of the roads.
The police report that there has been only a slight rise in minor road accidents. No sports fixtures in Durham district were affected by the snow on Saturday.
On Monday and Tuesday nights, the city was one of the coldest places in the county, when temperatures of 17 degrees of frost were recorded at the Observatory.
The news that the Ministry of Transport has agreed to make a grant towards the cost of the Durham City through road has met with wide approval.
However a number of businessmen and traders in the city who will be displaced from their present premises when the building of the road, the Claypath underpass and the Millburngate link road begins are concerned about their future in Durham.