LiveMore heavy snow falls on Gwent - Weds 23rd Jan

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Summary

  • Some schools which opened earlier are now closing
  • Heavy snowfall overnight across Gwent
  • Many schools closed in Gwent
  • More travel disruption

5:13pm

4:37pm

Latest forecast for Greater Gwent:

4:13pm

4:11pm

3:13pm

More of your pics uploaded to our snow gallery.

3:00pm

In Torfaen the snow has hindered this weeks refuse collections.
Today they are attempting to start catching up on this back log in areas (mainly along main routes) where it is safe to do so.
Today's collections include:

  • The Highway, New Inn
  • Jerusalem Lane
  • Station Road, New Inn
  • East View
  • Kemys Road
  • Stafford Road
  • Station Road, Griffithstown
  • Avondale Road
  • Pontrhydyrun Road
  • Station Road, Pontnewydd
  • Capel Street
  • Mount Pleasant Hill
  • Maendy Way
  • Five Locks Road
  • Thornhill Road

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1:58pm

BLACKWOOD BUS UPDATE:
x18-running not Trinant, Aberbeeg
26-running
27-running
151-running
12-running limited service
14-running limited service
52-running limited service
R1-running main roads ecluding Ty-Sign estate X16-running 7-running excludin St Anne's Gardens 903-running 5/5a-running excluding Melrose and top of Pant Estate

6,8,9,27,N2,903,C8,C9,C16,C17,C18,X and College/School services are not currently running

1:57pm

CAERPHILLY BUS UPDATE:
A-running
B-running not 4 Terraces/Turning circle only c-running main roads only 50-running 56-running not via Markham or Peace Haven A Cardiff-running
B-Cardiff- running not 4 Terraces/Turning circle only E-running not Brynhyfryd or Hendra main roads only F-running

1:56pm

CWMBRAN BUS UPDATE:
1-running
2-running not via Cardigan Cresent
3b-running
5-running
6-running
7-running
15-running not via Uplands drive
30-running Newport-Blaenavon
64-running
71/74 -running
X3-running
14/X14-running
X24/42 - running via Griffithstown
21-running not via Swffryd
22-running
23-running not via Kemys Fawr

9,10,12,16,17,18 - not currently running

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12:45pm

and another. Go Spadger!

12:44pm

Here's the latest from a Blaenau Gwent gritting team (Dave and Spadger) tweeting as they go:

 

12:41pm

A reader sent in this picture of the overturned lorry on the A4042 near Pontypool.

South Wales Argus:

12:22pm

A4042 in Pontypool is now closed and queueing traffic northbound between Pontypool Roundabout and Court Farm, because of the overturned lorry. Police directing traffic.

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12:17pm

12:14pm

12:08pm

CAERPHILLY BUS UPDATE:
A-running main roads only
B-running not 4 Terraces/Turning circle only c-running main roads only 50-running mair roads not via Laurel road 56-running not via Markham or Peace Haven A Cardiff-running
B-Cardiff- running not 4 Terraces/Turning circle only E-running not Brynhyfryd or Hendra main roads only F-running

D is not currently running

12:04pm

CWMBRAN BUS UPDATE:
1-running
2-running not via Cardigan Cresent
3b-running
5-running
6-running
7-running
15-running not via Uplands drive
30-running Newport-Blaenavon
64-running
71/74 -running
X3-running
14/X14-running
X24/42 - running via Griffithstown
21-running not via Swffryd
22-running
23-running not via Kernys Fawr

9,10,12,16,17,18 - not currently running

12:02pm

BRYNMAWR BUS UPDATE:
X15-running main roads only
X4-running
45-running
E3-running limited service commencing 11.26am

E2,X74,61,97 and College/School services are not currently running

 

11:59am

BLACKWOOD BUS UPDATE:

x18-running not Trinant, Aberbeeg
26-running
27-running
151-running
12-running limited service
14-running limited service
52-running limited service
R1-running main roads ecluding Ty-Sign estate X16-running 7-running excludin St Anne's Gardens 903-running 5/5a-running excluding Melrose and top of Pant Estate

6,8,9,27,N2,903,C8,C9,C16,C17,C18,X and College/School services are not currently running

11:53am

The A4042 in Pontypool partially blocked at Court Farm on Usk Road near the Horse and Jockey roundabout, due to an overturned lorry. Police directing traffic. 

No hazardous cargo was spilled on the road and the driver has been taken to Nevill Hall hospital as a precaution, but he is not believed to injured say Gwent Police. The lorry is being recovered.

 

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10:59am

 
Tweet us if your school is having to close this morning - use #gwentsnow

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10:16am

YET MORE CAERPHILLY BUS UPDATES:

X16 Risca - Cardiff - running
X15 Newport - Risca - Newbridge - Brynmawr - Limited service on main roads only
R1 Risca - Ty Sign - Newport - Running between Risca & Newport but not via Ty Sign
901 Blackwood - Ystrad Mynach rail linc - running but not via Apollo Way, Bryn Derw or Highfields Way
151 Blackwood - Newbridge - Risca - Newport - running but not via Chapel of Ease, Abercarn, Cwmcarn or Pontywaun Villages

10:16am

MORE CAERPHILLY BUS UPDATES:

Caerphilly - Penyrheol - limited service between Caerphilly Interchange and The Bowls
Caerphilly - Senghenydd limitedservice between - Limited service between Caerphilly Interchange and The Bowls
Caerphilly - Graig-y-Rhacca - limited service between Caerphilly Interchange and Trethomas
X18 Newport - Risca - Newbridge - Ebbw Vale - Operating but not via Trinant or Aberbeeg Square

10:13am

10:12am

10:11am

BUS UPDATE:

56 Newport - Blackwood - Tredegar - Now running to Tredegar bus not via Markham or Peacehaven
14 Blackwood - Bargoed - Limited service starting now - Stagecoach journeys only
12 Blackwood - New Tredegar - Limited service starting now - Stagecoach journeys only

10:08am

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9:21am

Warning of hazardous driving conditions on A465 Heads of the Valleys road in both directions between the A40 Monmouth Road junction in Abergavenny and Cefn Coed Roundabout in Merthyr Tydfil.

9:14am

9:11am

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8:53am

Stagecoach Caerphilly: a,b,c,d,a/b Cardiff,50,56,e,f NOT RUNNING

Stagecoach Cwmbran: 23 running Cwmbran to Newport only

8:51am

 
See full list of Gwent school closures here.

8:47am

8:44am

Stagecoach Blackwood: 5,5a,6,7,8,9,12,14,x16,x18,27,52,n2,r1,903, schools and college buses NOT RUNNING

151,26 RUNNING

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See full list of Newport closures here.

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8:19am

 
See full list of Newport closures here.

 

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8:05am

See full list of Newport closures here.

8:03am

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7:51am

Almost all Caerphilly schools closed now - see full list here.

7:44am

More Newport school closures too  - see full list here.

7:40am

All Blaenau Gwent schools are closed.

7:36am

 
See full list of Caerphilly school closures here.

7:26am

Lliswerry Primary school will open at 10.30am today.

7:24am

More Torfaen and Newport schools closing today. See full list of Gwent school closures here.

7:16am

Full service Newport Bus update here: http://bit.ly/USHqa1

7:11am

 
See full list of Newport school closures here.

7:06am

7:04am

In Newport, the following are closed:

Caerleon Comp - open to 6th form only

Eveswell Primary

Gaer Infants

Gaer Junior

Glan Usk Primary

Fairoak Nursery

Pentrepoeth

See full list here.

7:00am

Lots more Caerphilly schools closed. See full list here.

6:41am

Some Torfaen schools closed, also Fairoak Nursery in Newport. See full list here.

6:33am

More Blaenau Gwent schools closed. See full list here.

6:27am

Hazardous driving conditions due to snow on M4 between J24 A48 / A449 (Coldra) and J30 A4232 (Cardiff Gate). Matrix sign set to 50 mph.

6:24am

Some Caerphilly schools closed this morning - list just updated.

6:04am

6:03am

Has it been snowing with you? Tweet and let us know with the hashtag #gwentsnow or text 80360 with the message ARGUS NEWS

5:51am

One lane is closed due to snow on the M4 westbound between J28 A48 / A4072 (Tredegar Park) and J30 A4232 (Cardiff Gate).

5:49am

Good morning - while it may not be a 'snow bomb', Gwent has seen heavy snow falls overnight. We'll keep you updated throughout the day with school closures, travel info and service disruptions.

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8:42am Wed 23 Jan 13

godobe says...

The Argus has turned into Twitter.
The Argus has turned into Twitter. godobe
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9:53am Wed 23 Jan 13

marshey says...

Funny how all the staff in leisure centres can get into work, like the rest of us, but schoolteachers cant!
I find it really annoying that my schoolteacher neighbour cant even be bothered to clear the dusting of snow off her car to attempt the journey into work for the fourth day now, yet galavants off shopping without hesitation at 9-30 and presumably whilst still being paid.
And can someone please define a 'non-essential journey' that keeps getting bandied round by the police etc? If you didnt need to go somewhere in the first place, then surely you wouldn't go!
Funny how all the staff in leisure centres can get into work, like the rest of us, but schoolteachers cant! I find it really annoying that my schoolteacher neighbour cant even be bothered to clear the dusting of snow off her car to attempt the journey into work for the fourth day now, yet galavants off shopping without hesitation at 9-30 and presumably whilst still being paid. And can someone please define a 'non-essential journey' that keeps getting bandied round by the police etc? If you didnt need to go somewhere in the first place, then surely you wouldn't go! marshey
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11:27am Wed 23 Jan 13

gingertom says...

gingertom says...
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.”


Yes you guessed it we need the snow plough here yet again.

Why does caerphilly cbc not sort out bus routes as a priority for the safety of drivers and passengers yet AM's or certain councillors have their places snow ploughed and gritted every time.
gingertom says... 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.” Yes you guessed it we need the snow plough here yet again. Why does caerphilly cbc not sort out bus routes as a priority for the safety of drivers and passengers yet AM's or certain councillors have their places snow ploughed and gritted every time. gingertom
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11:56am Wed 23 Jan 13

The_Vulcan says...

More to come, Dont Panic, Dont Panic !!
More to come, Dont Panic, Dont Panic !! The_Vulcan
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6:12pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Goldy_Lookin_Clart says...

Marshey, I agrees with you, them teachers are lazy sods sat on backsides and should be sorting out our nippers like.
Gingertom, get your shovel out like and start shifting it like.
Marshey, I agrees with you, them teachers are lazy sods sat on backsides and should be sorting out our nippers like. Gingertom, get your shovel out like and start shifting it like. Goldy_Lookin_Clart
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6:51pm Wed 23 Jan 13

ga-ga says...

In response to marsheys comment, you really don't know what you are talking about! Teachers do not decide if the schools are open or not, it's all down to the health and safety issues. I personally think that in this weather children are safer staying home. A few days off will not affect their education. After the reports of the 2 school buses in wales crashing this week, it's really lucky how no one was seriously hurt!
In response to marsheys comment, you really don't know what you are talking about! Teachers do not decide if the schools are open or not, it's all down to the health and safety issues. I personally think that in this weather children are safer staying home. A few days off will not affect their education. After the reports of the 2 school buses in wales crashing this week, it's really lucky how no one was seriously hurt! ga-ga
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12:28am Thu 24 Jan 13

Robert Shillabeer says...

ga-ga wrote:
In response to marsheys comment, you really don't know what you are talking about! Teachers do not decide if the schools are open or not, it's all down to the health and safety issues. I personally think that in this weather children are safer staying home. A few days off will not affect their education. After the reports of the 2 school buses in wales crashing this week, it's really lucky how no one was seriously hurt!
It's not all down to health and safety. It's down mainly to the fear of the school being sued if someone slips and hurts themselves coupled with the idea that the kids can't play outside in bad weather. Add to this the fact that teachers don't live locally anymore it all builds up to head teachers being between a rock and a hard place in managing the problem.
[quote][p][bold]ga-ga[/bold] wrote: In response to marsheys comment, you really don't know what you are talking about! Teachers do not decide if the schools are open or not, it's all down to the health and safety issues. I personally think that in this weather children are safer staying home. A few days off will not affect their education. After the reports of the 2 school buses in wales crashing this week, it's really lucky how no one was seriously hurt![/p][/quote]It's not all down to health and safety. It's down mainly to the fear of the school being sued if someone slips and hurts themselves coupled with the idea that the kids can't play outside in bad weather. Add to this the fact that teachers don't live locally anymore it all builds up to head teachers being between a rock and a hard place in managing the problem. Robert Shillabeer
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2:22pm Fri 25 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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