Freezing temperatures expected in Gwent - Thurs 24th Jan

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BRYNMAWR BUS UPDATE:
E2-running
E3-running
X4-running
X15-running
45-running
61-running
97-running
College buses-running
School buses-running

Please note all Brynmawr buses are running limited services due to road surfaces and parked cars

2:22pm

BLACKWOOD BUS UPDATE:
5/5a-running- not Old Pant Road
6-running
7-running
8-running no Fitzroy Lodge
9-running
12-running
14-running
X16-running
X18-running
26-running
27-running
52-running
N2-running excluding top of Llanfach and High Meadow R1-running excluding Cottswold way and Maple Avenue 151-running College Buses-running School Buses-running 903-running C8-running C9-running C16-running C17-running C18-running X-running

2:21pm

CAERPHILLY BUS UPDATE:

A-running
B-running not 4 Terraces/Turning circle only C-running
D- running not Energlyn Park
A Cardiff-running
B Cardiff-running not 4 Terraces/Turning circle only 50-running 56-running E-running not Brynhyfryd or Hendre main roads only F-running

2:20pm

CWMBRAN BUS UPDATE:

1-running
2-running not via Cardigan Cresent
3B-running
5-running
6-running
7-running
9-not running
10-not running
12- running
15-running not via Uplands Drive
16- running to Bridgend pub only
17-running
18-running
21-running not via Swffryd
22-running
23-running not via side roads in Garndiffaith 30-running not via Pentwyn 64-running 71/74-running X3-running 14/X14-running X20-not running X24/24-running

10:03am

Gwent hospice nurses battle to get through to patients

NURSES at St David’s Hospice Care haven’t let the snow get in the way of their duties, with one even taking on three-mile treks to care for a patient.

9:06am

If you can't get enough of the snow then check out our snow pics gallery with dozens of pictures from across Gwent.

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8:58am

Trinant Primary latest "At present staff are having difficulty getting in to Trinant-service buses not running either due to conditions. Will open at 10am if staff make it here. Sincere apologies"

8:46am

Jonathan Powell at www.vantageweatherservices.co.uk issued a new weather warning for today and tomorrow:

"Expect a relatively calm day weather wise on Thursday with no further snow anticipated. The development of ice on the roads and a sharp overnight frost into Friday will be the two key areas for the next 24 hours.

"Friday will see a band of rain sweep in from the west, initially falling as snow over higher ground, before turning to rain. The snow at first could generate 1 to 3 inches initially over the hills of Mid and East Wales, potentially worse over higher ground to the eastern side of the UK. For later on Friday, into Saturday, then Sunday, expect heavy rain and gale force winds with localised flooding not just from the rain, but from the thaw that will ensue."

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8:34am

Trinant Primary is having trouble getting staff in so update on open/closed at 8.50am

8:32am

Blackwood Comprehensive is now OPEN. Caerphilly council says: "Please go straight to registration at 9.45. Lesson 2 will proceed as normal. The site is very slippery, so please wear sensible shoes and stick to the gritted pathways."

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8:08am

St Mary's R C Primary in Blaenau Gwent is closed

8:06am

Met Office forecast for Newport

 

Dry and cold, but becoming a little brighter.

Today:

Starting mostly cloudy but it should stay dry with some bright or perhaps sunny spells developing. The best of the brightness in the west. Remaining cold. Maximum Temperature 3 °C.

Tonight:

Soon turning very cold with widespread ice and frost, locally severe under clear skies with some freezing fog. Perhaps a little more cloud in the west later as winds increase. Minimum Temperature -8 °C.

Friday:

Dry and cold with early brightness in the east but freezing fog may linger. Strengthening winds will bring a spell of snow, turning increasingly to rain and sleet. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, becoming less cold but heavy rain and strong winds will spread east later and overnight with a risk of gales. Brighter with showers, some heavy on Sunday and Monday.

7:54am

Looks like Blackwood Comp will be closed today

7:52am

Lots of sad face emoticons on Twitter as schools announce they are open.

7:50am

A couple more schools in Blaenau Gwent are closed. Full list here

7:47am

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7:45am

No schools closed in Newport or Monmouthshire at moment. Nine closed or partially closed in Blaenau Gwent, four in Torfaen and three in Caerphilly.

Face it, it's time to learn

7:43am

Nantyparc Primary and Pantside Primary is closed due to heavy snow in a and around site. More closures here but most pupils will be back in school today

7:32am

7:28am

Grab a shovel. Volunteers are asked to meet at 10.30 to help clear snow at Ysgol Bryn Onnen says Torfaen Council

7:23am

7:22am

No major problems with traffic or travel reported this morning. No excuse not to get to work for parents either now

7:20am

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7:16am

Just a handful of school closures so far this morning. Check whether your children are getting another day off here

7:13am

Blaenau Gwent Council says Ebbw Fawr is open from 10am

7:12am

Caerphilly have annouced Newbridge School is closed today but aims to open Friday

7:07am

Monmouthshire Council declared Shirenewton Primary School - Open at 10am - with buses running 1 hour later than normal

7:06am

Torfaen have announced a handful of school closures here

They have announced more schools open including:

Blaenavon Heritage VC Primary - open at 10.00am
Blenheim Road Primary
Cwmffrwdoer Primary - open at 10.00am
Fairwater High - open from Lesson 2 (9.55am)
Garnteg Primary - please use top gate
George Street Primary - open at 9:30am
Greenmeadow Primary
Griffithstown Primary
Henllys CIW Primary
Kemys Fawr Infants
Penygarn Primary
Two Locks Nursery
Woodlands Primary - volunteers wanted from 7am to clear the snow
Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw

7:02am

Caerphilly have announced more schools open including Abercarn Primary, Abertysswg Primary, Bedwas Junior, Cwm Ifor Primary, Derwendeg Primary, Graig-y-Rhacca Primary & Nursery Community School, Greenhill Primary, Hendre Infants and Junior, Lewis Girls Comprehensive, Libanus Primary, Newbr, Penllwyn Primary, Plasyfelin Primary, Pontllanfraith Comprehensive, St Helens Catholic Primary, The Twyn School, Ty Isaf Infants, Tyn y Wern Primary, Waunfawr Primary

6:56am

Newport Council expect schools will be open this morning and as of now have reported no closures.

6:55am

More schools open in BG are Coed-y-Garn Primary (from 10am), Deighton Primary, Willowtown Primary and Abertillery Comprehensive School

6:53am

Temperature in Newport is 0 degrees centigrade.

6:52am

Blaenau Gwent have announced some schools that are open including Glanhowy Primary, Queen Street Primary and both Brynmawr Foundation School and Tredegar Comprehensive School which are only open for Years 10, 11 and 13 but Closed to Years 7, 8, and 9

 

6:46am

Early indications are that more schools will be open than closed today. So dig out your uniforms kids, funtime is over

6:37am

6:37am

Caerphilly are also opening a number of schools today including Bedwas High and Infants, Bryn Awel Primary, Cwmaber Infants and Junior, Cwmcarn Primary, Glyn-Gaer Primary, Hengoed Primary, Llancaeach Junior, Llanfabon Infants, Oakdale Comprehensive, Pentwynmawr Primary, Tir y Berth Primary, Upper Rhymney Primary, Y.G.G. Y Castell, Ysgol Gymraeg Gilfach Fargoed, Ysgol Y Lawnt.

After school clubs and breakfast clubs are likely not open

6:32am

Blaenau Gwent have made an early announcement of closures with more to come later but some schools will be open. List of closures here

6:26am

Weather man says no snow today but will get very cold later this afternoon and overnight. Expect ice on roads

6:24am

The roads in Newport are relatively clear and with no new snow forecast looks like many of the schools should be open today.

Updates as they come will be posted here

6:16am

Good morning. Check back here for latest news on the snowy conditions including school closures, traffic and travel updates and general snow news

Comments (2)

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2:18pm Thu 24 Jan 13

ncfcr says...

I'm not being funny, but anyone not in work today is not in work because they are on the take. Fun is over people, now get on with it...
I'm not being funny, but anyone not in work today is not in work because they are on the take. Fun is over people, now get on with it... ncfcr

2:18pm 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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