LIVE: Heavy snow falls across Gwent
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- Heavy snow has fallen across Gwent
- Some school closures already announced
- Traffic and travel and service disruptions.
@NewportCounty supporters help clear snow from the pitch at Rodney Parade this morning. http://t.co/zwVjVQNZ— @southwalesargus 19 January 2013
RT @ArgusMackintosh: From the bridge over the railway near Newport railway station #gwentsnow http://t.co/ciavMVBS— @ndwebb 18 January 2013
@RogietPrimary igloo made by Hywel, Owen, Ellie, Alex & Lucas http://t.co/sHXAUk1n— @MarkeyKaren 18 January 2013
RT @NTTredegarHouse: Parkrunners, the run won't be taking place tomorrow, and we'll to have to close the tea room, shop & library, park open subject to weather— @LliswerryRunner 18 January 2013
Pretty pic > RT @NTTredegarHouse: This is what the Orangery garden looked like earlier on today http://t.co/aNd02ndR— @RachelKinchin 18 January 2013
@MonmouthshireCC fascinating experience. Really praise the drivers who are out keeping us safe. Made it back home with much-needed cuppa— @ArgusKSkellon 18 January 2013
MT @nationalrailenq All Valley Lines now open, however, delays up to 25 minutes & short notice cancellations #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 18 January 2013
Belle Vue Park looking good #gwentsnow http://t.co/fBTEz4il— @ArgusBFrampton 18 January 2013
Gwent has fun in the snow
DESPITE the travel chaos, there was plenty of fun to be had across Gwent.
RT @Mon_Youth: Youngsters team up with @MonmouthshireCC's Highways team to clear pathways for our residential care areas #GwentSnow http://t.co/fF1jBPDN— @DarrylWhite85 18 January 2013
Just stepped through the wardrobe #narnia #lamppost #snow #gwentsnow #winter #hip @ Tredegar House and Park http://t.co/9TIcBvOJ— @trevorede 18 January 2013
More sleet and snow is forecast across Gwent through the weekend and into Monday.
While not as heavy as today's, sleet and snow can be expected with temperatures peaking at around 0C.
As a result the Met Office have issued a warning for ice for tomorrow morning.
DISRUPTION was caused across Blaenau Gwent with many snowed in but others still braving the elements to carry out their duties.
NEWPORT'S British and Irish Cup match away at Connacht tomorrow afternoon has been postponed because the Black and Ambers were unable to travel due to the adverse weather.
All Gwent Music Support Service events and activities this weekend are cancelled.
Gates of Belle Vue Park Newport - Pic Chris Tinsley
Assistant Chief Constable of Gwent Police Simon Prince paid tribute to his officers saying:
"Today's conditions have been very challenging for Gwent Police but I'm very proud of the dedication that officers and staff have shown in getting into work and getting on with their duties of helping to keep Gwent safe.
Chief Inspector Rod Grindlay of Gwent Police added:
"Since the snow began to fall in the early hours of this morning we have dealt with over 50 calls in relation to road traffic incidents all of which were connected to the weather. These include several Road Traffic collisions due to the treacherous driving conditions which have led to roads being closed temporarily."
DISRUPTION could run into next week with more snow forecast.
Monmouthshire council says with more snow forecast for Monday it is expecting to run services at a level "at least as high" as today.
A spokesman said they hope to have more of its schools open that day.
Saint Hilda's Church Griffithstown from Wayne Roberts, Sebastopol, Pontypool
Here he is! What shall we name him folks? #gwentsnow http://t.co/qNUwAN9n— @RiverfrontArts 18 January 2013
Owen Lewis of Blackwood with his 'hipster snow man'
Staff from Cwmbran Community Council decided to make the most of the snow by building a snowman outside the council office.
Clerical assistant Kyle Reed (left) and Clerk to the council David Collins (right). David Collins said: "Lots of people are stopping and smiling at it as they pass by."
Snow and traffic on Friars Road, Newport - Pic Chris Tinsley
Belle Vue Park pavillion in the snow - Pic Chris Tinsley
Sledging fun in Belle Vue Park, Newport
The Torfaen road team at Albies All Weather burger van in Pontypool. More snow pics here.
@southwalesargus look at our cool snowman @NewportMINI #gwentsnow took us ages http://t.co/d26rqesT— @NewportMINI 18 January 2013
Reporter Kath Skellon goes out with Alun Thompson and his gritter from their depot in Llanfoist.
Holly, 4, and Lewis Webb, 6, enjoy some sledging in Bailey Park Abergavenny with their Dad Rod Webb.
WHILE most people in Monmouthshire were fast asleep the council's gritting team at its three depots were working through the night to clear the roads.
In Abergavenny, customers queued outside Mountain Warehouse on the High Street to snap up hats, gloves and snow boots. Store supervisor William Jones, was forced to put up a sign to say the store had sold out of sledges.
He said: "It's been unbelievable. We had customers queuing outside this morning, whilst many shops didn't open. The sledges were the first to go. We've sold 25 but people were still asking for them so I had to put a sign in the window to say we've sold out."
Most shops in Abergavenny have now closed.
Pontypool RFC's game against Bridgend at the Brewery Field, Bridgend has been called off.
Heavy snow has caused this tree to fall into the street at Rembrandt Way, St Julians, Newport from Sarah Wigmore. See more snow pics here.
Sledging @CastellyFenni #gwentsnow http://t.co/gOhLIqCb— @ArgusKBaker 18 January 2013
“@NewportBus: As of 13.30pm we'll be operating some services again Visit http://t.co/X6CTP5UP for details” #GwentSnow— @ArgusBFrampton 18 January 2013
“@ArgusBFrampton: Met Office says snow in Newport will pick up again this afternoon and it will feel like -5 #gwentsnow” #NotGood #Brrr— @BeckyDee1 18 January 2013
CROSS Keys' British and Irish Cup clash with high-flying Newcastle at Pandy Park tomorrow afternoon has been postponed because of snow.
NEWPORT County AFC have issued an appeal to fans for help to ensure that tomorrow's match against Barrow can go ahead as planned.
Other services, such as to Abergavenny are running on time.
Trains between Newport and Cardiff Central are delayed by up to 34 minutes.
Some Arriva Trains Wales services to and from Cardiff have been cancelled.
RT @cjr452: @MonmouthshireCC @ArgusKSkellon big THANK YOU to all who are keeping the roads open and safe!— @griffiths_wizzy 18 January 2013
@MonmouthshireCC @ArgusKSkellon if you are out on minor roads already well done, great effort.— @Nospin_43 18 January 2013
Robert Lloyd Griffiths, director of the IoD in Wales, said:
“Whilst it’s good to see the children enjoying themselves in the snow, the disruption is another blow that business can do without.
“In a tough month that’s already seen notable retail casualties, the high street is made to suffer further. Shoppers stay at home, workers must take a day off to look after children and all manner of services are disrupted.
“The key concern, of course, is safety and I’m glad to say that I’ve witnessed much patience and common sense today.”
MCC gritter driver Alun doing amazing job as we near Keeper's Pond in poor visibilty and 4inches of snow #gwentsnow http://t.co/62YSIEGV— @ArgusKSkellon 18 January 2013
Cardiff Bus saying the 30 service, which runs to Newport, running as normal #gwentsnow— @ArgusDDeans 18 January 2013
Pupils from Archbishop Rowan Williams school, Chepstow learning in the snow
Buster the dog at the top of the forestry in Blaenavon sent in by Terence Hill
Mike Doyle's performance at the Borough Theatre in Abergavenny will now take place on Saturday 23rd March. Staff are trying to contact ticket holders to inform them.
Emperor Snowvius leader of the great Roman Snow Empire! http://t.co/P2zckA2W— @RomanCaerleon 18 January 2013
Jan and Steve Welch of Blackwood made this fantastic snowman this morning. See more snow pics here.
“@DIcftorfaen: @torfaencouncil plough and gritting wagon in Old William St in Blaenavon http://t.co/gkPUx5AB” #gwentsnow— @ArgusWBain 18 January 2013
Now snowing heavily again in Blaenavon #gwentsnow— @DIcftorfaen 18 January 2013
Malpas in the snow by Chloe Payne
On board one of MCC's gritter trucks heading up the Blorenge Mountain, near Abergavenny #gwentsnow http://t.co/iWmX0csW— @ArgusKSkellon 18 January 2013
Black and white look at the Gaer primary school Kris G
WESTERN Power Distribution said that 350 customers in Gwent are currently without power because of snow related problems.
Areas most affected are Usk and Pontymister.
Karen Welch of Western Power Distribution said: "Most problems have been caused by trees laden with snow which have fallen over and broke some of our lines.
"We have made extra provision and are working as quickly as we can to deal with the problems.
"We have doubled the number of people working on standby and our offices are well-manned."
Some rail services between Newport and London Paddington have been cancelled, with other services suffering delays of up to two hours.
No racing at Chpestow racecourse today - pic by Mike Lewis
Tintern Abbey in the snow by Mike Lewis
Aneurin Bevan Health Board is urging people to avoid calling main hospital switchboards unless call are urgent. Due to transport difficulties outpatient clinics are badly affected but where appointments are cancelled patients will be re-booked as early as possible.
The majority of GP surgeries are open as noraml but home visiting may be difficult.
A&E units are coping but must prioritise the most urgent cases and the public are asked to be patient.
Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr chefs will be sleeping on-site tonight to ensure that meals and other services remain available to in-patients. The hospital has more than 250 beds.
Older adults dance class at the Riverfront is cancelled, but the production of The Cherry Orchard is going ahead tonight. Chekov wouldn't have minded a bit of snow, so neither do they!
#gwentsnow Since 6am all my kids have done is look through the window. Do you think I should let them back in yet ? They look a bit cold.— @StevenNott 18 January 2013
MT @torfaencouncil Pontypool ALC, Cwmbran Stadium & Fairwater Leisure Centres all closing from noon, back open 8:15am tomorrow #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 18 January 2013
RT @TeamMelia Gwent Sword Club at Chepstow also off tonight due to snow #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 18 January 2013
Supervisor at meals on wheels in Blaenau Gwent says five 4x4s and one van have all been sent out today to deliver 350 meals #gwentsnow— @ArgusRMansfield 18 January 2013
RT @BlaenauGwentCBC: Public Transport Update. No bus services are currently running across South Wales due to heavy snow fall. #gwentsnow— @ArgusRMansfield 18 January 2013
RT @NitaB1959: "@StevenNott: Pontypool ski centre is closed today #gwentsnow" #irony— @Turve 18 January 2013
Swimming lessons at Newport Centre have been cancelled and the centre will close at 1pm.
Trains between Cardiff and Ebbw Vale have restarted
The Mike Doyle concert tonight at the Borough Theatre has been postponed. They will post a new date soon and the box office is open for enquiries - contact - 01873 850805 or www.boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk
All Monmouthshire council offices are open and operating today.
Ty'r Fenni and Mardy Park Day Centre in Abergavenny and the Swan Craft studio in Monmouth are shut today. Greenfingers day service is open.
Abergavenny library is open today between 10am-4pm. Any renewals can be done over the phone on 01873 735980.
Pupils in the only open school in Monmouthshire, Archbishop Rowan Williams, are cooking this morning, then some music, then out to build a snowman!
See snow pictures from across Gwent in our gallery here
GRITTING lorries in Monmouthshire started at 1am this morning according to a spokesman for Monmouthshire council.
However, with fewer cars on the road than normal, the snow has not been compacting down on the grit and gritting hasn't worked as well as the authority hoped.
This is Pontypool bus driver Christopher Taylor celebrating his 26th birthday today. He was told to take the day off as there is "about 15cm" of snow in the area. Happy Birthday Chris!
St John Cymru - Wales assist the Ambulance Service
St John volunteers have been deployed to assist the All Wales Ambulance Service NHS Trust today.
Chief Executive for St John Cymru Wales, Keith Dunn has confirmed that the charity has deployed 13 crews and all of their 4x4 ambulances from 6 am this morning.
A PARADE to remember Cwmbran's Zulu War hero Private John Williams (Fielding) VC tomorrow has been cancelled due to the snow.
Could have a worse view for work #fromwhereiwork #gwentsnow #snow #garden #newport #zooport #wales #cymru #i http://t.co/dj2HNXqE— @trevorede 18 January 2013
Dedicated Royal Gwent staff spotted walking to work in their scrubs - impressive
I'll say one thing for the snow - it makes everyone friendly. Plenty of people saying hello on the walk in #gwentsnow— @ArgusBFrampton 18 January 2013
Tredegar House is open today and shop tea room closed
The scene at Bryngwyn near Raglan this morning by Argus reader Sian Richardson
RT @gwasanaethau: Abergavenny Magistrates' Court is not sitting so cases being adjourned #gwentsnow— @MonmouthshireCC 18 January 2013
#Snow in #EbbwVale #southwales this morning http://t.co/LVrv0Rlz— @DrMarkLang 18 January 2013
clearing snow at the Two Rivers Chepstow. #gwentsnow http://t.co/PIrpPj4P— @SWABusiness 18 January 2013
Gwent patients due to receive home visits from district nurses or other community-based health workers can expect delays.
ABHB is warning that due to extreme conditions especially in rural areas appointment times may not be met.
STAGECOACH South Wales has suspended all services across South Wales due to heavy snow fall.
All @newportbus services suspended until further notice. Fair play to the drivers who have been doing their best this morning. #gwentsnow— @ArgusKevinWard 18 January 2013
RT @monlibraries: Monmouthshire Libraries home delivery service won't be going out today. Visits will be rearranged ASAP #gwentsnow— @MonmouthshireCC 18 January 2013
RT @monadulted: All Adult Education classes are cancelled for today in Monmouthshire. #gwentsnow— @MonmouthshireCC 18 January 2013
Snow in Caerleon! <3 #gwentsnow http://t.co/3Nsbvcg3— @welshpammy 18 January 2013
RT @brandnatter: Central Newport. Good job I can work from home #gwentsnow http://t.co/Zf9lotYe— @rwilks 18 January 2013
Services on the Cardiff & Valley lines are likely to be cancelled at short notice. Please check http://t.co/ydaq0aj0 before you travel— @ArrivaTW 18 January 2013
RT @BlaenauGwentCBC: The Registrar Service will be operating from the Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale today. Bedwellty House is closed. #gwentsnow— @stephenfairc 18 January 2013
Riverfront theatre is open today, but the Little 'Uns dance class is cancelled. Little 'Uns are free to sledge instead.
Traffic on the A468 through Machen
Stow Hill Newport from Maria Williams
Mitel roundabout in Caldicot closed due to accident
“@MonmouthshireCC: Stroke Group Class at 2pm in Chepstow Leisure Centre is cancelled today #gwentsnow”— @mccleisure 18 January 2013
Newport bus services hit
Services to Cwmbran and Caldicot are cancelled and a skeleton service elsewhere. Buses to Caerleon are going "as far as the fish shop on Caerleon Road in Caerleon.
Buses to Duffryn are running on Cardiff Road only and not through estates or the Gaer.
Caerphilly council offices closed
"Due to the ongoing extreme weather conditions, the Chief Executive has decided to close all corporate offices with immediate effect.
Only critical services will be operational for the rest of the day. The emergency numbers will be operational, but they will obviously be under a lot of pressure.
We anticipate that offices will re-open as normal on Monday 21st January."
A plough at work at the Gwent #gwentsno http://t.co/t8tNr0M9— @ArgusDDeans 18 January 2013
#busy day at Royal Gwent #hospital no patients! #snow http://t.co/oX1cwUG8— @AlexandraGreenx 18 January 2013
Belle Vue Park this morning
Commercial Street in Newport this morning:
Following bus services are cancelled:
Chepstow Town service (C1/2/3/4/5)
X33 – Cwmbran – Abergavenny (Stagecoach in South Wales)
74 – Newport – Caldicot – Chepstow (Stagecoach in South Wales)
Monmouthshire council website is having problems - full list of closed schools in the county can be found here
The following Monmouthshire schools are open to exam pupils only:
King Henry VIII
7:19am Fri 18 Jan 13
BLACKWOOD COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL IS ALSO CLOSED TODAY DUE TO THE HEAVY SNOW! Share the word :)
Handpost, Newport in the snow - pic Chris Tinsley
A lovely 4" here. #gwentsnow http://t.co/HHxVTpQI— @Ianpalmersound 18 January 2013
Snow still coming down in Malpas #gwentsnow http://t.co/1Y5luAtP— @antonyjevans 18 January 2013
A40 closed both ways between A449 and A4042 (Raglan to Abergavenny) in Llanellen because of jackknifed lorry. Diversion via B4598 #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 18 January 2013
#gwentsnow cardiff bus makes its way through newport road http://t.co/HnfkgU3H— @RetrospaceAndy 18 January 2013
@behnazakhgar @derektheweather @bbcwalestoday Just measured nearly 5 inches of snow depth in Upper Cwmbran #gwentsnow http://t.co/W3RGhvVX— @StevenNott 18 January 2013
#gwentsnow scene from #ebbwbridge newport this morning http://t.co/8dbjMavv— @RetrospaceAndy 18 January 2013
Tempted to dig out the baubles for the trees in the yard and take the Christmas card photos... #gwentsnow— @fegan_crwydrol 18 January 2013
RT @TrafficWalesS: A40 : Eastbound : Raglan to Abergavenny : Incident : Road closed #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 18 January 2013
Still not sure if you need to get to school? Check out our list of closures here
RT @MonmouthshireCC: All four youth centres are open from 10am - 3pm today for young people & community use. Thanks to staff who walked in! #gwentsnow— @dawniesads 18 January 2013
"@WelshGovernment: The public are urged to avoid non-essential travel. Check the Traffic Wales updates http://t.co/QHAtmTki" #gwentsnow— @ArgusDDeans 18 January 2013
RT @ArrivaTW Our lost property office at Newport station is closed due to staff shortages. #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 18 January 2013
Coming through Maesglas, Newport #gwentsnow http://t.co/VGcJf1pS— @ArgusDDeans 18 January 2013
Arriva trains experiencing difficulties.
It said: "“Currently we are experiencing delays on multiple locations on the Arriva Trains Wales as a result of the heavy snowfall.
“Whilst we are closely monitoring the weather situation which may result in short notice delays and cancellations, we are working very hard to run services as close to our normal timetable as possible.
“There are currently problems at locations including; Ystrad Mynach, Ninian Park, Llandudno, Tondu and between Lydney and Gloucester.
“We are advising people to visit here where they can find information on how their journeys will be affected.
“Due to issues on the roads, we expect our services to be very busy, so we are asking people to travel only if absolutely necessary.”"
White-out in the woods. Newport.8.30am. #gwentsnow http://t.co/iyG3w93n— @ArgusRutherford 18 January 2013
RT @tomwbond Rogerstone community out this morning - people pushing each others cars out the snow! #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 18 January 2013
cant see out the window #gwentsnow #Snowmageddon http://t.co/BROBsUFr— @xxx_Joanna_xxx 18 January 2013
St julians ave#gwentsnow http://t.co/u75GC1tj— @GinaRobertson58 18 January 2013
.@torfaencouncil Pontypool town centre this morning. #gwentsnow http://t.co/eDU3FMj4— @SC0TTRS 18 January 2013
Love it :) #gwentsnow #southwales #newport http://t.co/U1UEAijc— @fegan_crwydrol 18 January 2013
Tredegar House sat nicely in the snow. http://t.co/0QvD1oOl— @SEMorgan67 18 January 2013
Llanyravon,Cwmbran. http://t.co/24G5n4C6— @dougiejazz 18 January 2013
Full list of schools closures across Torfaen, Newport, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire here
The engineers are now at the Newport bus stranded on Stow Hill. But services are cancelled going up there for now. #gwentsnow— @ArgusWBain 18 January 2013
Only the hardiest souls out and about this morning! Bella, Newport. #gwentsnow http://t.co/foLd5McD— @ArgusRutherford 18 January 2013
#Abergavenny this morning, still coming down too. Can't wait to get the kids in it!! Np7 6/10 #uksnow #Gwentsnow http://t.co/9l99QSKg— @leighton905 18 January 2013
Lorry stuck on Chartist Rd, avoid!! #gwentsnow http://t.co/o9AJ3KFv— @chrispevans1 18 January 2013
St Mark's Gold Tops in the snow. #newport #gwentsnow http://t.co/zOGtjvN6— @ndwebb 18 January 2013
Snowed in! #GwentSnow http://t.co/tnJMefn4— @LydiaCheese 18 January 2013
Nimble Fingers carft shop in Newport will be closed today, will update our customers for tomorrow #gwentsnow— @NimbleFingers1 18 January 2013
The Thomas Richards Centre is closed today #gwentsnow— @BlaenauGwentCBC 18 January 2013
A symphony in snow. Newport, 7.55am #gwentsnow http://t.co/CBuuEpRS— @ArgusRutherford 18 January 2013
RT @BlaenauGwentCBC: All leisure centres & libraries are closed today due to the adverse weather. PLEASE RT #gwentsnow— @bluebuttergifts 18 January 2013
Celtic Manor - all courses and lodge closed. Resort still open though #gwentsnow— @ArgusWBain 18 January 2013
Pebbles the St Bernard, from Crosskeys, in the snow where she belongs. #gwentsnow @FourPaws_SW http://t.co/oeTCoGTs— @SteveGMilne 18 January 2013
#snow #sudbrook #monmouthshire #Gwentsnow http://t.co/dBxoWng2— @DarrylWhite85 18 January 2013
I hate losing to snow but unfortunately scheduled Cabinet meeting in Monmouth today cancelled— @PaulMatthews67 18 January 2013
Classes and training cancelled today at Torfaen Training. Please ring centre before you leave your home— @TorfaenTraining 18 January 2013
Newport Civic Centre in the snow, photo taken this morning on my way to the station. http://t.co/UKTgN3CZ— @ndwebb 18 January 2013
We have 6 recycling trucks out and collecting in Newport - lets hope we can get them all out! #Gwentsnow— @Wastesavers 18 January 2013
Some FGW services between Wales and London Paddington may arrive 2-3 hrs late but this seems to be due to train faults/staffing #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 18 January 2013
RT @MonFamilies Usk Nursery and Sunflowers Nursery closed today #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 18 January 2013
Rogerstone is white! Here we go! The walk to work! #gwentsnow http://t.co/hXsuYHFm— @chrispevans1 18 January 2013
@bbcwalestoday Cwmbran at 0800 my garden #gwentsnow http://t.co/XpSljDRk— @StevenNott 18 January 2013
Due to @metoffice warnings of snow in Wales, our divisions are working to support communities across Wales with specialist 4x4 ambulances.— @stjohnwales 17 January 2013
If you are due to have a first aid course with us today, please be advised that courses in Cardiff, Newport & Swansea are cancelled— @stjohnwales 18 January 2013
#bassaleg #newport a white world. 3 ins now, still falling. No buses on this main route. #uksnow 7/10 @DerekTheWeather http://t.co/lVd80Vqv— @TomosHeise 18 January 2013
Code Melon, Newport, 7.35am #gwentsnow http://t.co/gjjpEh7T— @ArgusRutherford 18 January 2013
St Wool Cemetery, Newport, 7.40am. #gwentsnow http://t.co/BQ4AUOs1— @ArgusRutherford 18 January 2013
@bbcbreakfast snow in Newport http://t.co/3H0oL1JA— @Llewellyn80 18 January 2013
@ArgusMKnowles Croesyceiliog School has closed but is remaining OPEN for the 6th formers who have exams today ! #Cwmbran— @StevenNott 18 January 2013
Abergavenny to gilwern road is really bad, im sure it dnt get much better past the roundabout..... #snow— @ryan_whiteman 18 January 2013
St Josephs High School closed so no school buses operating there #gwentsnow— @NewportBus 18 January 2013
Snowy Blaenavon, Torfaen. Gritting teams have been out since 4am, but it's still sticking. http://t.co/SubNoiqY— @PaulHeaney67 18 January 2013
RT @CaerphillyCBC: There are currently no bus services operating within the Caerphilly County Borough at this moment in time.— @PenalltaRugby 18 January 2013
@crosscountryuk The view at Caldicot station #snowmageddon http://t.co/huIzlZJa— @mumrar 18 January 2013
#Abergavenny!! Centre of the super storm. See you on the other side people. #Gwentsnow #superstorm #skynews http://t.co/32UsOBgW— @leighton905 18 January 2013
@daybreak SNOW IN GOVILON NEAR ABERGAVENNY :) LOOKS MAGICAL!! http://t.co/aloPwBs6— @JadeStimpson 18 January 2013
Abergavenny Leisure Centre is open today but check for updates throughout the day before travelling. Call ahead to check > 01873 735360— @mccleisure 18 January 2013
Believe it or not there are positives to going to school on top of a mountain in pontypool #SnowDay— @annahawker 18 January 2013
Before & after of Tredegar! #snowday http://t.co/qDGQXh8u— @VickiWoody87 18 January 2013
I want my dog with me in Newport so he can take me sledging in the snow and he's only 2 :( #huskamute http://t.co/jzQT5O7Z— @hannahlewiss 18 January 2013
Delays reported at Cardiff station for anyone heading across from there
Just heard Duffryn High in Newport will be closed except for exams
Latest school closures here
More Caerphilly school closures
Snow in Ponthir @gwentsnow http://t.co/DZ7ofLha— @CountyTeaBoy 18 January 2013
Some Monmouthshire school closures online now here
Torfaen Council will not be collecting bins today.
It said: "Due to the severe weather forecast and expected disruption, we are suspending today's bin collections. Please do not put your bins out for collection. We will aim to catch up as soon as possible and post information on the revised collections as soon as we have got an update. Staff will be redeployed to clear snow and ice from shopping centres and other public areas."
Was raining and clear at 4am then the #redspot came to visit. #gwentsnow ove it. It's here all day I think! http://t.co/18dzunrm— @Croftybaby 18 January 2013
More school closures: Overmonnow; Usk; Raglan #gwentsnow— @MonmouthshireCC 18 January 2013
ALL SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED TODAY EXCEPT FOR THOSE TAKING EXAMS IN BRYNMAWR, EBBW FAWR & TREDEGAR. PLEASE SHARE. #gwentsnow— @BlaenauGwentCBC 18 January 2013
RT @MonmouthshireCC: Caldicot school is closed (except for pupils doing exams) #gwentsnow— @SimonWatkins95 18 January 2013
RT @MonmouthshireCC: Schools closed: Goytre; Gillwern; Pembroke; Shirenewton; Thornwell; Trellech; St Marys RC; Magor; Mounton House; Deri View #gwentsnow— @carriedavies345 18 January 2013
RT @ArgusMackintosh: RT @behnazakhgar The M4 closed by police in both directions at J36 Bridgend due to heavy snow. Traffic at a standstill #gwentsnow— @JanineKFranklin 18 January 2013
No 2 bus stuck in the middle of the road on Stow Hlll #gwentsnow http://t.co/jPyzHAs6— @ArgusWBain 18 January 2013
More schools closed in Torfaen. List is here
RT @NewportBus: Restricted services on W3, W4 & W5 Monmouth town services #gwentsnow— @wctrav 18 January 2013
RT @torfaencouncil: Our crews have been out all night gritting and are ploughing key routes for morning. Don't travel unless you have to #gwentsnow #gwentgrit— @BlaenavonWHC 18 January 2013
There is a snow/hazardous driving warning in place between J49 and J22 of the M4 - basically the whole Welsh section #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 18 January 2013
First #snow pic for 2013 from my back garden #duffryn #newport #wales http://t.co/2oNRVsT4— @RetrospaceAndy 18 January 2013
@southwalesargus snows arrived in duffryn newport wales take it careful guys http://t.co/jjyiVdhm— @RetrospaceAndy 18 January 2013
NEW: Delays between Gloucester and Newport (South Wales) until further notice. A broken down train is ... http://t.co/qGpYzHZc #fb— @NRE_ArrivaWales 18 January 2013
More schools in Newport closed.
Se full list here
#gwentsnow in Cwmbran http://t.co/v30O7Zf7— @welshroxer 18 January 2013
RT @Riscaprimary School is closed today Friday 19th of January due to weather #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 18 January 2013
#gwentsnow School is CLOSED today due to snow, ice and forecast for today! Further updates will be texted, on... http://t.co/Vul7DN0i— @AbercarnPrimary 18 January 2013
Raphael Close, st julians at 6.52am #gwentsnow http://t.co/n3CZUuQE— @GinaRobertson58 18 January 2013
Good morning from Caerleon. #gwentsnow http://t.co/yKktnIo7— @ArgusKevinWard 18 January 2013
Broken down train causing delays between Newport and Gloucester this morning #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 18 January 2013
CAMPUSES EXPECTED TO BE CLOSED FRIDAY: check web for further updates #gwentsnow #newport http://t.co/ZTq5xum9— @newportuni 17 January 2013
More schools announce closures in Newport, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent. Full list here
6.39am - Chepstow Comprehensive School - Open to exam pupils only but closed to all other pupils— @thedellschool 18 January 2013
Chepstow services X10, X11, X14 currently suspended @kmb2009 SDM— @FirstBSA 18 January 2013
6:47am Fri 18 Jan 13
dont the gritters start in newport,until the roads are safe????
Unfortunately we have had to abandon today's race meeting due to snow.— @Chepstow_Racing 18 January 2013
No problems reported with traffic yet this morning but roads are extremely slippy with snow
The mayor of Abergavenny is on daybreak now dressed in a white and lime shellsuit and full the decorative chains of office.— @JonnieLovepole 18 January 2013
“@torfaencouncil: Kemys Fawr, Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw, CrownBridge Special School CLOSED.” #gwentsnow— @ArgusWBain 18 January 2013
RT @gj16aj @bbcbreakfast only 3cms of snow so far in Pentwynmawr Gwent http://t.co/eis6DMlT #gwentsnow— @ArgusMKnowles 18 January 2013
@ArgusMKnowles @lurgylew Just been out in it and there's at least 2 inches of lying snow in Cwmbran. Hope no schools expect kids to go in— @StevenNott 18 January 2013
RT @SamanthaJaneDod Daybreak film crew in Abergavenny market http://t.co/D77NwBYh #gwentsnow— @ArgusMKnowles 18 January 2013
RT @lurgylew No work for pontypool folk #tomuchsnow #gwentsnow— @ArgusMKnowles 18 January 2013
Just seen a car really struggling to make it up stow park avenue.....sliding and skidding everywhere #gwentsnow #Newport— @ArgusMKnowles 18 January 2013
@ArgusMKnowles School kids everywhere breathe a sigh of relief :)— @rachaelphillips 18 January 2013
Brynmawr, Ebbw Fawr and Tredegar open today (schools taking exams)
ALL SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED TODAY EXCEPT FOR THOSE TAKING EXAMS IN BRYNMAWR, EBBW FAWR & TREDEGAR. PLEASE SHARE. #gwentsnow— @BlaenauGwentCBC 18 January 2013
#gwentsnow Cardiff road, newport http://t.co/zc5V2RjI— @ArgusMKnowles 18 January 2013
good old milkman - 2pints on the doorstep waiting for me this morning. #gwentsnow #gladididntpanicbuy— @SWABusiness 18 January 2013
RT @GJCartwright Waiting at a very snowy Cwmbran station. http://t.co/E4R8JSZR #gwentsnow— @ArgusMKnowles 18 January 2013
No evidence of gritters in newport yet so take care on roads #gwentsnow— @ArgusMKnowles 18 January 2013
All Blaenau Gwent schools save for three closed today
Monmouth Comprehensive School also closed - see full list here
More schools closed in Caerphilly borough, including Cwmcarn High based at Ebbw Vale - see the list here
Good morning - the promised snow has arrived and some schools are closed already - see the list here