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Sport Snow forces postponement of Burnley v Spurs match

17:06  28 november  2021
17:06  28 november  2021 Source:   afp.com

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 This is the city where it snows the most in France in winter ... it is not in the mountains! This city of France is the one where it falls the most snow in winter. In 2005, it was covered with 120 cm of cumulative snow. Located 500 meters above sea level, it is not in the mountains. © iStock Saint-Etienne is the most snowied city in France it falls plenty of snow. France is a country with a temperate climate. Heat in summer, cold in winter ... The seasons are well marked but some areas are not all housed at the same sign.

The Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham was called off a little under an hour before kick-off on Sunday because of heavy snow at Turf Moor.

Groundstaff clear snow at Burnley's Turf Moor ground © Lindsey Parnaby Groundstaff clear snow at Burnley's Turf Moor ground

Attempts to clear the pitch proved in vain as the undersoil heating struggled to cope and snow fell as quickly as it could be removed.

The announcement was made shortly after both sides had named their teams for the match in the northwest of England.

"Due to concerns with the playing surface and surrounding areas, it's been deemed that the game can't go ahead safely," said a tweet on Burnley's official account.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche told the BBC the snow was falling so thickly that it was re-covering the pitch every time it was cleared.

"The referee explained the safety angle as well so it was important to make a decision early," he said.

"It fell that quick and that heavy. It's still quite strong now. (The pitch) can't get rid of the snow that quick."

Antonio Conte's Spurs are seventh in the table while Burnley were seeking to move out of the relegation zone after being unbeaten in their past four matches.

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