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Southampton vs. Stoke City game expected to go ahead despite snow

The south of England has been badly affected by the “Beast from the East.”

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A mound of snow from Tottenham’s game against Rochdale earlier in the week.
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Southampton expects their Premier League match with Stoke City will go ahead as planned tomorrow afternoon. This includes the 15:00pm GMT kick-off time.

The club had initially been very quiet on the adverse Siberian weather system which has engulfed Europe with snow this week.

An official statement from Southampton states: “The club has been in dialogue with Hampshire Police, Southampton City Council, the Premier League and Stoke about the game, after the heavy snowfall experienced in the region.

“Following continued consultation throughout the day, the club and authorities expect the game to go ahead at its scheduled 3pm GMT kick-off time.”

While the game looks set to go ahead, there is no telling what the roads and public transport will be like for Southampton and the visiting Stoke fans.

Earlier in the week, a South Western Railway train heading from London Waterloo to Bournemouth at 17:05pm got stranded in New Milton in Hampshire.

According to the Daily Mail (sorry for that), 55 passengers were left stranded on the train overnight for 16 hours in freezing temperatures without heating, water, food, toilet facilities or light.

Britain’s infrastructure isn’t exactly built for prolonged snowy conditions such as these, so please ensure you regularly check Saints’ social media channels to ensure you are kept up to date.