Freezing temperatures expected in Gwent - Thurs 24th Jan
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- Snow day 6
- School closures
- Traffic and travel updates
Mardy in Abergavenny #gwentsnow http://t.co/F6RX0xso— @ArgusKBaker 22 January 2013
Mardy in Abergavenny #gwentsnow http://t.co/F6RX0xso— @ArgusKBaker 22 January 2013
RT: “@CwmcarnHS: The Year 10 Parents’ Evening is cancelled - http://t.co/moJyIKMp” #gwentsnow— @ArgusNCrockett 24 January 2013
BRYNMAWR BUS UPDATE:
Please note all Brynmawr buses are running limited services due to road surfaces and parked cars
BLACKWOOD BUS UPDATE:
5/5a-running- not Old Pant Road
8-running no Fitzroy Lodge
N2-running excluding top of Llanfach and High Meadow R1-running excluding Cottswold way and Maple Avenue 151-running College Buses-running School Buses-running 903-running C8-running C9-running C16-running C17-running C18-running X-running
CAERPHILLY BUS UPDATE:
B-running not 4 Terraces/Turning circle only C-running
D- running not Energlyn Park
B Cardiff-running not 4 Terraces/Turning circle only 50-running 56-running E-running not Brynhyfryd or Hendre main roads only F-running
CWMBRAN BUS UPDATE:
2-running not via Cardigan Cresent
15-running not via Uplands Drive
16- running to Bridgend pub only
21-running not via Swffryd
23-running not via side roads in Garndiffaith 30-running not via Pentwyn 64-running 71/74-running X3-running 14/X14-running X20-not running X24/24-running
NURSES at St David’s Hospice Care haven’t let the snow get in the way of their duties, with one even taking on three-mile treks to care for a patient.
If you can't get enough of the snow then check out our snow pics gallery with dozens of pictures from across Gwent.
Great feedback this morning from swimmers thanking ALC staff for battling on to keep centre open #gwentsnow #teammonmouthshire @mccleisure— @Dalevans17 24 January 2013
#Monmouthshire we estimate 95% roads open & oper'tl. We'll be fully back on track with waste collections by Monday #truegrit #gwentsnow— @kelliebeirne 24 January 2013
#Monmouthshire today's focus is on minor country lanes and restocking salt bins. School transport running as normal #truegrit #gwentsnow— @kelliebeirne 24 January 2013
Trinant Primary latest "At present staff are having difficulty getting in to Trinant-service buses not running either due to conditions. Will open at 10am if staff make it here. Sincere apologies"
Jonathan Powell at www.vantageweatherservices.co.uk issued a new weather warning for today and tomorrow:
"Expect a relatively calm day weather wise on Thursday with no further snow anticipated. The development of ice on the roads and a sharp overnight frost into Friday will be the two key areas for the next 24 hours.
"Friday will see a band of rain sweep in from the west, initially falling as snow over higher ground, before turning to rain. The snow at first could generate 1 to 3 inches initially over the hills of Mid and East Wales, potentially worse over higher ground to the eastern side of the UK. For later on Friday, into Saturday, then Sunday, expect heavy rain and gale force winds with localised flooding not just from the rain, but from the thaw that will ensue."
#Snowy scene from train near Abergavenny http://t.co/JlPG1Zdl— @JurajMikurcik 24 January 2013
Stagecoach Cwmbran: 9,10,12,16,17,18,x20 NOT RUNNING DUE TO ROAD CONDITIONS— @TravelineTim 24 January 2013
croesy comp is shut but the special unit on the same site is open - can someone explain this please #gwentsnow— @branbloke 24 January 2013
Please grit Barnet's Wood, Chepstow. Almost a serious accident this am - car couldn't break nr junction. Ended up in main rd #gwentsnow— @katiepnuts 24 January 2013
We're catching up quickly with collections: please put out your waste/recycling if it's your day, we'll get to it as soon as poss #gwentsnow— @MonmouthshireCC 24 January 2013
Trinant Primary is having trouble getting staff in so update on open/closed at 8.50am
Blackwood Comprehensive is now OPEN. Caerphilly council says: "Please go straight to registration at 9.45. Lesson 2 will proceed as normal. The site is very slippery, so please wear sensible shoes and stick to the gritted pathways."
Stagecoach Cwmbran: running with diversions: 2 not Cardigan Cres,15 not Uplands Drive, 21 not Swffryd, 23 not Kenys Fawr/Freeholdland— @TravelineTim 24 January 2013
Stagecoach Cwmbran: 1,3b,5,6,7,22,30,64,71,74,x3,14,x14,24,x24 ALL OPERATING NO DIVERSIONS— @TravelineTim 24 January 2013
why are schools in cwmbran shut today? it's not snowing, the roads are clear etc— @branbloke 24 January 2013
RT @torfaencouncil: Ponthir CIW Primary is open Llanyravon Primary is open Maendy Primary is open #gwentsnow— @mbseducation 24 January 2013
RT @MonmouthshireCC: RT @paulmatthews67: If you are between 11 and 18 GET UP NOW because all secondary schools in Monmouthshire are open today #gwentsnow— @LucyScott_ 24 January 2013
Please take care as there is lots of ice about. Both nurseries again will be open today. #gwentsnow— @BB_Too 24 January 2013
St Mary's R C Primary in Blaenau Gwent is closed
Met Office forecast for Newport
Dry and cold, but becoming a little brighter.
Starting mostly cloudy but it should stay dry with some bright or perhaps sunny spells developing. The best of the brightness in the west. Remaining cold. Maximum Temperature 3 °C.
Soon turning very cold with widespread ice and frost, locally severe under clear skies with some freezing fog. Perhaps a little more cloud in the west later as winds increase. Minimum Temperature -8 °C.
Dry and cold with early brightness in the east but freezing fog may linger. Strengthening winds will bring a spell of snow, turning increasingly to rain and sleet. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Saturday, becoming less cold but heavy rain and strong winds will spread east later and overnight with a risk of gales. Brighter with showers, some heavy on Sunday and Monday.
Looks like Blackwood Comp will be closed today
Lots of sad face emoticons on Twitter as schools announce they are open.
A couple more schools in Blaenau Gwent are closed. Full list here
Llandogo Primary School is open as normal today. Breakfast Club open from 8.15 am http://t.co/7VZSOCbc #gwentsnow— @MonmouthshireCC 24 January 2013
Open: Henllys CIW, Kemys Fawr Infants, Llantarnam Comp, Llantarnam Primary, Padre Pio, Penygarn Primary #gwentsnow— @torfaencouncil 24 January 2013
Pontymoile- open at 10.30am, Two Locks Nursery, Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw, Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran all open #gwentsnow— @torfaencouncil 24 January 2013
Monnow Primary closed to pupils attending the LRB classes. The school will be OPEN at 10.30am if the site is cleared. #gwentsnow— @NewportCouncil 24 January 2013
No schools closed in Newport or Monmouthshire at moment. Nine closed or partially closed in Blaenau Gwent, four in Torfaen and three in Caerphilly.
Face it, it's time to learn
Nantyparc Primary and Pantside Primary is closed due to heavy snow in a and around site. More closures here but most pupils will be back in school today
RT @MonmouthshireCC: Caldicot Comprehensive School is open! http://t.co/FqM3j785 #gwentsnow— @DebMountfield 24 January 2013
Grab a shovel. Volunteers are asked to meet at 10.30 to help clear snow at Ysgol Bryn Onnen says Torfaen Council
RT @dalevans17: Abergavenny Leisure Centre open as normal! Roads coming in are fine. Please drive with caution #gwentsnow— @MonmouthshireCC 24 January 2013
No major problems with traffic or travel reported this morning. No excuse not to get to work for parents either now
An early morning snowman relaxing in the cold #gwentsnow http://t.co/9wKVZp83— @ArgusMKnowles 24 January 2013
Open: Monmouth Comp; The Dell Primary; Shirenewton Primary (open at 10am) #gwentsnow— @MonmouthshireCC 24 January 2013
Lliswerry Primary School will open to pupils at 10.30am today #gwentsnow— @NewportCouncil 24 January 2013
All other campuses open if you can make it in safely (see previous tweet re Pontypool) #gwentsnow— @coleggwent 24 January 2013
Pontypool Campus is closed to students today, but open to staff who can make it in safely. #gwentsnow— @coleggwent 24 January 2013
Just a handful of school closures so far this morning. Check whether your children are getting another day off here
Blaenau Gwent Council says Ebbw Fawr is open from 10am
Caerphilly have annouced Newbridge School is closed today but aims to open Friday
Monmouthshire Council declared Shirenewton Primary School - Open at 10am - with buses running 1 hour later than normal
Torfaen have announced a handful of school closures here
They have announced more schools open including:
Blaenavon Heritage VC Primary - open at 10.00am
Blenheim Road Primary
Cwmffrwdoer Primary - open at 10.00am
Fairwater High - open from Lesson 2 (9.55am)
Garnteg Primary - please use top gate
George Street Primary - open at 9:30am
Henllys CIW Primary
Kemys Fawr Infants
Two Locks Nursery
Woodlands Primary - volunteers wanted from 7am to clear the snow
Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw
Caerphilly have announced more schools open including Abercarn Primary, Abertysswg Primary, Bedwas Junior, Cwm Ifor Primary, Derwendeg Primary, Graig-y-Rhacca Primary & Nursery Community School, Greenhill Primary, Hendre Infants and Junior, Lewis Girls Comprehensive, Libanus Primary, Newbr, Penllwyn Primary, Plasyfelin Primary, Pontllanfraith Comprehensive, St Helens Catholic Primary, The Twyn School, Ty Isaf Infants, Tyn y Wern Primary, Waunfawr Primary
Newport Council expect schools will be open this morning and as of now have reported no closures.
More schools open in BG are Coed-y-Garn Primary (from 10am), Deighton Primary, Willowtown Primary and Abertillery Comprehensive School
Temperature in Newport is 0 degrees centigrade.
Blaenau Gwent have announced some schools that are open including Glanhowy Primary, Queen Street Primary and both Brynmawr Foundation School and Tredegar Comprehensive School which are only open for Years 10, 11 and 13 but Closed to Years 7, 8, and 9
Early indications are that more schools will be open than closed today. So dig out your uniforms kids, funtime is over
We are open as usual today - thank you for bearing with us during the snow! #gwentsnow— @esmesnursery 24 January 2013
Caerphilly are also opening a number of schools today including Bedwas High and Infants, Bryn Awel Primary, Cwmaber Infants and Junior, Cwmcarn Primary, Glyn-Gaer Primary, Hengoed Primary, Llancaeach Junior, Llanfabon Infants, Oakdale Comprehensive, Pentwynmawr Primary, Tir y Berth Primary, Upper Rhymney Primary, Y.G.G. Y Castell, Ysgol Gymraeg Gilfach Fargoed, Ysgol Y Lawnt.
After school clubs and breakfast clubs are likely not open
Blaenau Gwent have made an early announcement of closures with more to come later but some schools will be open. List of closures here
Weather man says no snow today but will get very cold later this afternoon and overnight. Expect ice on roads
The roads in Newport are relatively clear and with no new snow forecast looks like many of the schools should be open today.
Updates as they come will be posted here
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