Snow in the flue

Well I was at home yesterday when the snow struck.
Thought to myself a while later "this house is getting a bit cold" - went to the thermostat to turn it up.
But it was already calling for heat. Radiators stone cold. Look at Boiler, pilot light out.
Try to relight pilot, it relights. Turn boiler back on and within a few seconds the flame dies down and then goes out.
Go outside, flue is covered in snow! GRRR!
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people put in condensing boilers.
While on this subject, if a conventional fan-flued,wall mounted boiler (which has the flue sloping down, so that acid does not flow back into the boiler) is replaced by a nice shiny condensing one, how many people (including corgis) are just going to re-use the same hole ?. This will mean that acid will drip out of the terminal, when it should slope towards the boiler. Presumably the likes of Hepworth etc are aware of this ?
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