LiveBig freeze brings disruption to Gwent

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Summary

  • Temperatures plunge to -4C overnight
  • Some schools closed
  • Ice causes travel disruption

4:52pm

'Snow bomb' could fall on Gwent

A FORECASTER has warned a 'snow bomb' could fall on Gwent, dumping large amounts of snow.

4:49pm

THE WEATHER tomorrow will be cold and cloudy with a temperature of -1C on Tuesday morning, rising to a maximum of 0C for the rest of the afternoon and evening. Light snow is not expected until 10pm and it is expected to snow throughout the night into early Wednesday morning.

4:26pm

Click the panel to see the forecast:

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2:54pm

Gwent battles on as more extreme weather forecast

AN EXTREME cold temperature alert has been issued for Gwent over the next couple of days, with warnings of frost and ice.

2:51pm

COMMENT: A spirited response to snow

AFTER last Friday’s snow fall across Gwent we commented on how the severe weather had brought community spirit to the fore.

2:08pm

Caerphilly Meals on Wheels teams have been busy in the cold weather: pic.twitter.com/mHUzrABj

2:06pm

Monmouthshire County Council said they have used about 800 tonnes of road salt and have gritted over 300 miles of road.

 

A spokesman said: "We have a pre-arranged delivery of salt due later today. This will bring stocks up to 7900 tonnes. We remain confident that we will have sufficient salt stocks to see us through the winter.

"In addition, we have gritted much of our minor road network, pavements in town centres, car parks and approaches to schools. Where requested by the schools, we have gritted school yards."

 

1:50pm

Met Office map showing extent of snow tomorrow, showing area with the heaviest snow in the South East Wales:

South Wales Argus:

1:42pm

The Met Office has issued a snow warning for southeast Wales tomorrow - 70% chance of 10cm set to hit tomorrow afternoon bit.ly/SqcoHP

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12:07pm

Gwent battles on as more extreme weather forecast

AN EXTREME cold temperature alert has been issued for Gwent over the next couple of days, with warnings of frost and ice.

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10:58am

Blaenau Gwent CBC ‏ say if you need a salt bin refill in your area, contact C2BG on 01495 311556

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10:11am

We're getting reports of a school bus crash at Llanfach near Abercarn. See full story here.

9:25am

9:22am

Caerphilly refuse/recycling crews will resume collections today where safe to do so. Please leave bins at normal collection point for collection.

9:10am

Message for students and staff at Coleg Gwent Crosskeys Campus:

All exams will go ahead as planned and if you are able to do so you should go to college. 

However due to continued clearing of snow and ice:
Staff should arrive no earlier than 10AM this morning
Students who are not taking examinations should not come in to college before 11AM

9:06am

Heavy traffic on A467 southbound at Rogerstone.

9:04am

30mph speed limit on the Old Severn Bridge (M48) due to snow and ice.

9:02am

9:00am

Monmouthshire buses: All public bus services are operating except- W3/4/5 Monmouth Town Services & C4/5 Chepstow Town Services 

8:45am

Severe delays on the Ebbw Valley line, says Arriva Trains Wales

8:44am

Heavy traffic is reported this morning in both directions on the A48 between Newport and Cardiff

8:33am

We're getting reports of delays on the Rogerstone by-pass - tweet us @southwalesargus if you're stuck.

8:30am

Arriva Trains Wales reporting minor delays on some of its services running through Gwent - between Cheltenham and Maesteg and Shrewsbury and Cardiff.

8:27am

First Great Western reporting no train cancellations this morning

8:25am

Caerphilly Stagecoach services currently running are:

Service A, B, C, D, A\B Cardiff, 50, 56, E - Main Road ONLY

Service F is NOT running

8:23am

Nant Celyn school in Torfaen is open but with pedestrian access only to the site. See latest list here.

8:18am

Stagecoach says its  Caerphilly services currently running are:

Service A, B, C, D, A\B Cardiff, 50, 56, E - Main Road ONLY

Service F is NOT currently running

 

8:16am

Newport Bus reporting all services running today. Its Number One service is not, however, running down Melbourne Way.

8:16am

8:03am

Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Helyg in Blaenau Gwent is closed today. See latest list here.

7:59am

Trinant Primary - WILL open slightly later at 9.15 due to continued snow clearing. After school clubs are cancelled. See latest list here.

7:39am

One lane is closed and heavy traffic on M4 Second Severn Crossing reported in both directions between M4 J22 and J23 M48, due to snow.

7:38am

M4 exit slip road is partially blocked eastbound at J27 (Highcross), because of a broken down van.

7:37am

Hazardous driving conditions on M48 Severn Bridge reported between J2, A466 (Chepstow) and J1, A403 (Aust), because of snow. Approach with care. Matrix sign set to 30 mph.

7:35am

West Mon school will be open from 9.30 for those pupils who can get to school safely, Torfaen council say. See latest list here.

7:33am

Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd is closed today. See latest list here.

7:24am

Ysgol Bryn Onnen in Torfaen is closed today. See latest list here.

7:16am

Maes Ebbw school in Newport is closed today. See latest list here.

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6:31am

An apt pic from Hamish!

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6:28am

Cylchdroi centre in Newport is closed (Brynglas and Queenshill sites). See latest list here.

6:14am

Cwmcarn High (Ebbw Vale) is closed today

6:06am

The M48 Severn Bridge has now re-opened with a speed restriction in place.

5:46am

Some Gwent schools are closed today. We'll keep you posted as news comes in. See the latest list here.

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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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