Following the hard work by Charlton supporters and staff, coupled with increasing temperatures over the past 24 hours, the Addicks are confident that Saturday’s match against the Owls (3.00pm) will go ahead.
On Tuesday, Charlton reported that the sheer amount of snow that had fallen on The Valley, in conjunction with forecasts for sustained freezing temperatures, was causing concern.
As a result, the club issued an appeal for volunteers to help shift snow and ice from walkways, terraces, stairs and other affected areas around the stadium.
And the assistance from the 25 fans was so effective that groundsman Colin Powell and his team have been able to take advantage of the thawing conditions to also remove an estimated 110 tonnes of snow from the pitch.
Frost covers have now been placed on the pitch, while the Royal Borough of Greenwich has agreed to assist with the removal of snow from the stadium and clear local streets and pavements in the surrounding area before Saturday’s game.
* image courtesy of Iain Liddle/CAFC