Gwent on ice alert as big freeze continues
8:45am Saturday 19th January 2013 in News
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- Warnings as snow freezes again
- Temperatures set to plumet again
- Hazardous driving conditions
TEMPERATURES in Gwent are set to remain below zero tomorrow as Wales is put on a yellow alert with temperatures dropping to almost -4C overnight.
The Met Office issued another warning as snow from Friday will again freeze causing hazardous conditions.
Temperatures in Gwent are set to vary from around -1C in Newport to -4.6C in Tredegar.
The M48 Severn Bridge is to stay closed until 09.00am tomorrow (Sunday) as it is covered in four inches of ice.
One lane remains closed in both directions on the M4 second Severn Crossing.
Beautiful drive from Chepstow to Monmouth today up snowy Wye Valley. Watch out for very low hanging trees Tintern to Llandogo #gwentsnow— @mclmagazine 19 January 2013
The M48 remains closed this evening, while the M4 Second Severn Crossing has one lane closed in both directions.
6:01pm Sat 19 Jan 13
can you please give a mention to the Gwent 4x4 response and bonkers 4x4 club they have been out in all this weather inc the resent floods making sure dr, s nurses can get to work taking them on their rounds getting staff nursing homes pulling ambulances and lorries out of trouble they are volunteers that do this in their own time and are on 24 hrs call out as well as helping the local community check their new web site Gwent 4x4 response to see what they do
@CaerphillyCBC fair play doing a great job at clearing the roads— @tycoffeeoakdale 19 January 2013
Caerphilly Magistrates court was closed today, according to Ben Wright from PA, because the security van couldn't get near enough to the court building.
Cases did not go ahead at Caerphilly Mags today due to snow.... security van could not get close enough to court building.— @benwrightjourno 19 January 2013
(2/2) As car park was covered in snow, only option would have been to walk defendants out of van from the main road.— @benwrightjourno 19 January 2013
Barrow have arrived! http://t.co/EI5vVc58— @NCFC_iRadio 19 January 2013
RT @argussport: County v Barrow is on: THIS afternoon's game between Newport County and Barrow Town is on. http://t.co/PFk1kQ5C— @Preston_ncfc 19 January 2013
Bristol Airport says flights are operating there and it expects to operate a normal schedule.
12:26pm Sat 19 Jan 13
i would like to say that my husband works for stagecoach in cwmbran and they are operating as normal today
RT @ArgusKevinWard: Get along to Rodney Parade to see @NewportCounty go top of the league. Reward fans & staff who worked a miracle this morning to get game on.— @ANDREWYOUNG83 19 January 2013
A reader sent in this picture of a young child in Monmouth on a sledge infront of the snow-covered Monnow Bridge
Apologies - Stagecoach is running services today, at least from the Brynmawr depot, but it does not appear to be updating via the web or social media as to what is or is not running. No one is answering in Cwmbran at the moment.
Newport Bus says it is operating the majority of its Saturday service. However there are significant exceptions and changes to a large number of routes, with some, such as the 10a, 10c, 4 and 5 not operating at all. The bus firm is updating on the status of the routes here.
A Met Office forecaster says we shouldn't get the amount of snow we did on Friday during today or Sunday - but its unlikely we will get a thawing either.
Temperatures in some places will fail to break freezing, and in others could reach two degrees. Overnight this could fall to minus five in parts of the South East.
While there may be snow at the weekend it is unlikley to fall in the amounts it did when Gwent ground to a halt at the end of the week.
The picture is more uncertain on Monday - with a band of rain, sleet and snow near the South West of the UK that could head towards Gwent.
The Brecon and Monmouthshire canal
10:34am Sat 19 Jan 13
still no sign of snow plough in newbridge it is left to traffic to clear it. The bus route outside the villas and labour club is very hazardous. What happens if a bus slides, hits the railings and tumbles past toy town down into the traffic lights. It does not bear thinking about it is totally unacceptable.
A lovely-warming fire burning in a snow-covered reader's back garden.
County fans help out to clear snow at Rodney Parade, ahead of today's game against Barrow.
A few Newport Council services are opening today. A full list is here, but in summary:
- Rogerstone, Maindee and Central libraries are open. Ringland will open dependent on road conditions.
- Football and rugby pitches throughout the city's parks will be unavailable for use.
- Caerleon Golf Course is shut today and is likely to stay shut for a number of days.
- The NISV, Newport Centre, Underwood and Active Living Centre are open.
RT @MonmouthshireCC: Bus update: the 60 (Monmouth - Newport) is operating but delays should be expected. #gwentsnow— @angelmarketeer 19 January 2013
RT @MonmouthshireCC: Bus update: the 43 Abergavenny town service & the 83 Abergavenny - Monmouth are operating main roads only #gwentsnow— @AberFocus 19 January 2013
RT @MonmouthshireCC: Bus update: the 3 Brymawr - Abergavenny is not operating. #gwentsnow— @AberFocus 19 January 2013
First Great Western, which runs the Newport trains to London, has however reported possible delays of up to 30 minutes because of line-side equipment problems between Swindon and Didcot Parkway.
Arriva Trains Wales are reporting few delays at present - although there are severe delays on the Maesteg to Cheltenham services. Check the firm's site for more information.
Claire Bullock, from Newport, sent in this picture of her daughter's first snowman
Snowy Blaina (thanks Paul & Lise!)
A Brynithel youngster takes a tumble in his dinghy whilst playing in the snow
GYPT members: with current adverse weather conditions, please can you ring the office or reply to this and let us... http://t.co/ZkZPf15D— @GwentYPTheatre 19 January 2013
RT @newportuni: Weekend snow update: City Campus open today and tomorrow, Caerleon Campus closed until Monday http://t.co/8WaM9ntV— @mpnwindows 19 January 2013
RT @monmouthshirecc: Bus update: 63 (Cwmbran - Chepstow) and 69 (Monmouth - Chepstow) are not operating. #gwentsnow— @TravelineTim 19 January 2013
RT @newportbus: 4/5 service isn't operating but majority of others are Visit http://t.co/FFIhv4a9 for latest news thanks— @TravelineTim 19 January 2013
The M48 Severn Crossing is closed in both directions because of the snow, with one lane closed in both directions on the M4 Second Severn Crossing.