Updated: Bolton Wanderers' ground staff waged an all-night battle against snow to clear the Reebok Stadium pitch so the FA Cup tie with Everton will rest on conditions on the roads and pavements outside the ground.
The club's groundsman, Nick Regan, Tweeted last evening that although the undersoil heating at the Reebok Stadium has been on for days and the pitch temperature is warm, the snow was falling too heavily for he and his team to keep up.
Their snow-clearing efforts continued through the night and an updated Tweet this morning from staff member Mark Sinnett showed the pitch almost cleared.
The match will now depend on the local council's efforts in clearing the roads and pavements around the ground so that they will be safe for fans traveling to and from the stadium.
There will also be a pitch inspection at Port Vale at 8am tomorrow morning to determine if Everton's Youth Cup tie will go ahead.
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646 Posted 25/01/2013 at 22:23:16
Under-soil heating or not, it's whether or not the police feel the surrounding area is safe and, if this snowfall continues at the rate, it is I fear the answer may well be No.
652 Posted 25/01/2013 at 23:40:43
660 Posted 26/01/2013 at 00:10:35
661 Posted 26/01/2013 at 00:14:02
"Supposed to rain in the morning and clear this lot away"...AKA Flood Alert!
671 Posted 26/01/2013 at 05:31:46
673 Posted 26/01/2013 at 05:46:18
Barry, Perth, Australia.
675 Posted 26/01/2013 at 06:20:47
682 Posted 26/01/2013 at 07:34:55
I'll happily take Sydney's muggy 28 C
684 Posted 26/01/2013 at 08:04:17
688 Posted 26/01/2013 at 08:21:39
705 Posted 26/01/2013 at 09:28:28
708 Posted 26/01/2013 at 09:48:48
711 Posted 26/01/2013 at 09:55:47
I've said it before and I'll say it again... Bring on the orange ball!
719 Posted 26/01/2013 at 10:27:45
You had it easy, son. When I was a lad we had to catch each snowflake as it fell and then physically carry them off the pitch one at a time.
726 Posted 26/01/2013 at 10:56:37
729 Posted 26/01/2013 at 11:03:08
734 Posted 26/01/2013 at 11:46:44
762 Posted 26/01/2013 at 14:09:56
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