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More heavy snow falls on Gwent - Weds 23rd Jan

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South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author

Martin Wade, Digital Editor

Some schools which opened earlier are now closing

  • Heavy snowfall overnight across Gwent
  • Many schools closed in Gwent
  • More travel disruption

  • Comments


    godobe 8:42am Wed 23 Jan 13

    The Argus has turned into Twitter.

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    marshey 9:53am Wed 23 Jan 13

    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!

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    gingertom 11:27am Wed 23 Jan 13

    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.

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    The_Vulcan 11:56am Wed 23 Jan 13

    More to come, Dont Panic, Dont Panic !!

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    Goldy_Lookin_Clart 6:12pm Wed 23 Jan 13

    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.

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    ga-ga 6:51pm Wed 23 Jan 13

    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!

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    Robert Shillabeer 12:28am Thu 24 Jan 13

    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.

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    Gw Ent 2:22pm Fri 25 Jan 13

    Gwent does not exist. It was a failed local government experiment. Born 1974 to universal hatred. Died 1996 - SIXTEEN YEARS AGO!

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