Treacherous conditions as more snow falls on Gwent - Tues 22nd Jan

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  • Amber warning of snow and ice for South East Wales
  • Heavy snow falls in northern Gwent

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Woking v County postponed
NEWPORT County's Conference clash at Woking this evening has been postponed less than an hour before kick-off.

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M48 : Main carriageway closed eastbound at J2, Chepstow. Diversion in operation

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WITH snow being cleared, staff at Risca Comprehensive are hoping it will be open for registration at the later time of 10am today.
However, staff are posting work to the school's Moodle internet site, so pupils can work from home if it remains shut.

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One lane closed due to broken down lorry and recovery work on M4 Eastbound between J24 A48 / A449 (Coldra) and J23A B4245 (Magor Services). Approach with care. Lane one (Of three) is closed. Cameras in the area show that traffic is moving well.

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Newport youth service venues closed this evening:

Rivermead Centre
Information Shop
Lliswerry youth club
Alway youth club
St Julian’s drama group

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See the latest snow shots in our gallery here:

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Follow the link for full list of Newport Bus services today:

 

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Latest Newport Bus service update: bit.ly/XvJjYJ

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Many hands to the plough keep Gwent on the move

EMERGENCY responders and community volunteers were kept busy over the weekend as snow and ice caused trouble across Gwent.

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Torfaen gritting team give an Elvis-inspired  message, featuring 'Darren Graceland' Jones

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Latest Stagecoach services from Brynmawr not running:
E2, E3, X74, 45, Schools, College, 61, 97
Limited Service : X15, X4 - Not servicing Gilwern

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Latest Stagecoach services from Blackwood not running:
X16, X18, 26, 27, 52, N2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, College Buses, Schools, 903,
Limited service:
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14 Restricted service point to point
R1 Risca - Newport main roads only
151 Excluding Cwmcarn and Abercarn

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All Creatures Great and Small, the animal sanctuary in Church Farm, Llanfrechfa is closed today.

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The Met Office have given an amber warning for snow and ice covering most of South and West Wales, valid until 11am tomorrow.

They say there is a chance of seeing a mix of sleet and snow today and tomorrow, and the maps are showing it slightly easing off later on Wednesday and Thursday.

Thursday is expected to be the coldest night of the week in Gwent, with temperatures of -8C in parts of the valleys.

On Friday and at the weekend temperatures are expected to rise as westerly winds push the cool air away, by Friday temperatures of up to 6C are expected.

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If you think you've got problems in the snow, here's Gwent explorer Richard Parks who is walking solo to the South Pole:
 

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The following Stagecoach services from Blackwood are not running:

5 / 5A, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, X16, X18, 27, 52, N2, R1, College Buses, Schools, 903,
14: Restricted service point to point
26: Limited service
151: Limited service excluding Cwmcarn only

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See your latest pictures in our snow gallery including this one of Lee Cartwright of Newbridge enjoying a cold breakfast in the snow:

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The following Stagecoach services from Brynmawr are not running

E2, E3, X15, X74, 45, Schools, College, 61, 97

The X4 is running Brynmawr to Cardiff only and is commencing shortly

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The following Stagecoach services in Cwmbran are not running:

1, 2, 3B, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 30, X20

Number 6 is running, but not via Ty Canol estate.

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Caerphilly council cabinet at 2pm is cancelled.

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An accident between two vehicles at Goldcliff has been moved from the road.

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Decision pending on whether Torfaen council's cabinet meeting will go ahead this morning because of snowfall in Pontypool

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The Risca East PACT meeting scheduled for tonight at 7pm has been moved to January 30 at St David's Church, Thistle Way, because of the bad weather

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Tweet your pictures of the snow around Gwent using the hashtag #gwentsnow

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Monmouthshire council has issued a link for updates because of the snow after experiencing problems with its website this morning http://monmouthshirecc.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/snow-updates/

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Full list of all closed Caerphilly schools now online here

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Risca Comprehensive's website is decalring the school closed today, but the GCSE Science exam will take place as advised at 9.00 am for those who can make it safely in to school

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Newport council announces more school closures - http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/10175862.Gwent_school_closures___Tues_22nd_Jan/

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Torfaen council produces new YouTube video as "Elvis" highlights the work of its gritter crews

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King Henry VIII School in Abergavenny and Llandogo Primary are some of the latest schools to announce closure today. See http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/10175862.Gwent_school_closures___Tues_22nd_Jan/

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Readers are reporting some cannot currently access Caerphilly council's website due to a high volume of traffic this morning as parents check for school closures

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This morning, Newport Bus said it is operating most of the services it would normally operate on a week day. But it is warning passengers to expect some possible delays due to the snow

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Newport council says the majority of green and orange lidded bin collections have now been completed.

Wastesavers have covered around 60 per cent of their collections and aim to collect the remainder over the next few days. Please make sure your boxes and bags are left out for collection.

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Llanyrafon Manor will be open today. Visitors are asked to use the side entrance on Llanfrechfa way and not the main entrance or car park.

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Torfaen council says it has used more than 700 tonnes of salt since Thursday but its supply is still looking healthy.

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Cwmbran Stadium Astroturf area will be closed today due to the condition of the surface.

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Brynmawr Foundation School is closed today, says Blaenau Gwent council. See the closure list here: http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/10175862.Gwent_school_closures___Tues_22nd_Jan/

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Arriva Trains Wales is reporting good service on all its lines - including the Ebbw Valley line.

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FRESH snow is falling on Gwent this morning, bringing treacherous driving conditions.

The A4042 is down to one lane in both directions between Abergavenny and Newport, with blizzard conditions. Around an inch of snow has fallen since around 4am.

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8:04am Tue 22 Jan 13

MR DUDLEY says...

Cwmbran too Abertillery 6am, through 3 boroughs, no evidence of any gritting. 'Phoned Torfaen, Cearphilly and Blaenau Gwent Councils all said they had gritted my 3 passengers and I left the vehicle several times and found no grit. Lives are at risk!
Cwmbran too Abertillery 6am, through 3 boroughs, no evidence of any gritting. 'Phoned Torfaen, Cearphilly and Blaenau Gwent Councils all said they had gritted my 3 passengers and I left the vehicle several times and found no grit. Lives are at risk! MR DUDLEY
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11:06am Tue 22 Jan 13

Robodad says...

Oh drama queen! Lives are at risk! Don't drive then, quite simple.
Oh drama queen! Lives are at risk! Don't drive then, quite simple. Robodad
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2:48pm Tue 22 Jan 13

gingertom says...

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CaerphillyCBC@Caerph
illyCBC

Bus service update - Service 50 Newport to Bargoed (via Caerphilly) is also running as is the Service 56 Blackwood to Tredegar.

YET because of untreated roads in following areas:


Latest Stagecoach services from Brynmawr not running:
E2, E3, X74, 45, Schools, College, 61, 97
Limited Service : X15, X4 - Not servicing Gilwern


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Latest Stagecoach services from Blackwood not running:
X16, X18, 26, 27, 52, N2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, College Buses, Schools, 903,
Limited service:
5 / 5A Excluding Melrose and top of Pant Estate
14 Restricted service point to point
R1 Risca - Newport main roads only
151 Excluding Cwmcarn and Abercarn


When is caerphilly cbc going to realise that what is good enough for bargoed and tredegar who are very high up then it is good enough for every other area.
10:48am CaerphillyCBC@Caerph illyCBC Bus service update - Service 50 Newport to Bargoed (via Caerphilly) is also running as is the Service 56 Blackwood to Tredegar. YET because of untreated roads in following areas: Latest Stagecoach services from Brynmawr not running: E2, E3, X74, 45, Schools, College, 61, 97 Limited Service : X15, X4 - Not servicing Gilwern 12:09pm Latest Stagecoach services from Blackwood not running: X16, X18, 26, 27, 52, N2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, College Buses, Schools, 903, Limited service: 5 / 5A Excluding Melrose and top of Pant Estate 14 Restricted service point to point R1 Risca - Newport main roads only 151 Excluding Cwmcarn and Abercarn When is caerphilly cbc going to realise that what is good enough for bargoed and tredegar who are very high up then it is good enough for every other area. gingertom
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2:51pm Tue 22 Jan 13

gingertom says...

10:48am

CaerphillyCBC@Caerph
illyCBC

Bus service update - Service 50 Newport to Bargoed (via Caerphilly) is also running as is the Service 56 Blackwood to Tredegar.

YET because of untreated roads in following areas:


Latest Stagecoach services from Brynmawr not running:
E2, E3, X74, 45, Schools, College, 61, 97
Limited Service : X15, X4 - Not servicing Gilwern


12:09pm

Latest Stagecoach services from Blackwood not running:
X16, X18, 26, 27, 52, N2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, College Buses, Schools, 903,
Limited service:
5 / 5A Excluding Melrose and top of Pant Estate
14 Restricted service point to point
R1 Risca - Newport main roads only
151 Excluding Cwmcarn and Abercarn


When is caerphilly cbc going to realise that what is good enough for bargoed and tredegar who are very high up then it is good enough for every other area.
10:48am CaerphillyCBC@Caerph illyCBC Bus service update - Service 50 Newport to Bargoed (via Caerphilly) is also running as is the Service 56 Blackwood to Tredegar. YET because of untreated roads in following areas: Latest Stagecoach services from Brynmawr not running: E2, E3, X74, 45, Schools, College, 61, 97 Limited Service : X15, X4 - Not servicing Gilwern 12:09pm Latest Stagecoach services from Blackwood not running: X16, X18, 26, 27, 52, N2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, College Buses, Schools, 903, Limited service: 5 / 5A Excluding Melrose and top of Pant Estate 14 Restricted service point to point R1 Risca - Newport main roads only 151 Excluding Cwmcarn and Abercarn When is caerphilly cbc going to realise that what is good enough for bargoed and tredegar who are very high up then it is good enough for every other area. gingertom
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2:53pm Tue 22 Jan 13

gingertom says...

sorry that it got printed twice.
sorry that it got printed twice. gingertom
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5:26pm Tue 22 Jan 13

corpardguy says...

For gods sake BUY some SNOW clearing equipment. Its not that snowing is uncommon and due to climate change its going to be a fixture EVERY year for the foreseeable future.
Businesses are losing millions and wages are lost and the general economy tanks for weeks, and thats without the hospital and injury bills
Its worth the investment because its largely money you can never get back.
I lived in Ohio and we got 150 inches of snow most years I never lost a day of work because they were properly "tooled-up".
Better get started on this because its only going to get worse.
For gods sake BUY some SNOW clearing equipment. Its not that snowing is uncommon and due to climate change its going to be a fixture EVERY year for the foreseeable future. Businesses are losing millions and wages are lost and the general economy tanks for weeks, and thats without the hospital and injury bills Its worth the investment because its largely money you can never get back. I lived in Ohio and we got 150 inches of snow most years I never lost a day of work because they were properly "tooled-up". Better get started on this because its only going to get worse. corpardguy
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5:52pm Tue 22 Jan 13

MR DUDLEY says...

Re' robodads commment on not driving, we had to get home after doing our nightshit. Quite Simple, So has there never been a fatality in these type of coditions? Not a "Drama Queen", Just a tired nightshift worker in need of his bed!
Re' robodads commment on not driving, we had to get home after doing our nightshit. Quite Simple, So has there never been a fatality in these type of coditions? Not a "Drama Queen", Just a tired nightshift worker in need of his bed! MR DUDLEY
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5:59pm Tue 22 Jan 13

MR DUDLEY says...

Re' robodads commment on not driving, we had to get home after doing our nightshit. Quite Simple, So has there never been a fatality in these type of coditions? Not a "Drama Queen", Just a tired nightshift worker in need of his bed!
Re' robodads commment on not driving, we had to get home after doing our nightshit. Quite Simple, So has there never been a fatality in these type of coditions? Not a "Drama Queen", Just a tired nightshift worker in need of his bed! MR DUDLEY
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12:44pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Gw Ent says...

Gwent does not exist. It was a failed local government experiment. Born 1974 to universal hatred. Died 1996 - SIXTEEN YEARS AGO!
Gwent does not exist. It was a failed local government experiment. Born 1974 to universal hatred. Died 1996 - SIXTEEN YEARS AGO! Gw Ent
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