WE may only just be in winter but 10 years ago we were all talking about The Big Freeze.

On December 2 and 3, 2010, Dorset was under a thick blanket of snow which caused disruption to schools, flights and our roads.

Bournemouth Airport was closed for a day and a half after snow closed the runway with flights rearranged.

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Speaking at the time, airport staff said it the heaviest snow they had seen for 20 years with a tractor attempting to clear the runway.

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Temperatures plunged to minus seven, with the added wind chill making it feel more like minus 13.

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Schools were also affected with 36 schools closed in Bournemouth, 30 in Poole and 116 shut across Dorset.

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Poole Hospital reported a 50 per cent rise in demand due to slips, trips and falls with Bournemouth Hospital urging people only to travel if necessary.

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And on the roads, officers dealt with 45 crashes and breakdowns between 5am and 10am in just one day.

Across Purbeck, heavy snowfall caused huge disruptions, leaving many country lanes impassable and closing a host of services.

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Two tank transporters were among the vehicles trapped on the Clouds Hill to Gallows Hill road, close to Bovington.

Meanwhile, the top-level car park at Castlepoint had to be closed after five inches of snow fell overnight.

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