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Caution urged as UK hit by earliest snowfall for 17 years

The Met Office is warning the UK faces a 10-day cold snap, with the earliest widespread snowfall for 17 years.

Drivers are being urged to be cautious on icy roads as the UK braces itself for another cold Winter.

Snowfall last night and this morning has affected parts of north and west Wales with a number of school closures already confirmed.

Severe ice warnings have been also been issued for Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Gwynedd, Anglesey, and Pembrokeshire.

  • UPDATE: 11:45 – The Met Office has issued severe weather warning for most of Wales predicting heavy snowfall across the country.
  • UPDATE: 12:20 – Additional school closures announced in Camarthenshire and Conwy. Dyfed Powys Police are urging motorists to take care on roads as conditions become increasingly treacherous with ice and snowfall: “Conditions are particularly bad in the Ceredigion and Powys areas at present –  and the advice is to stick to main roads and avoid minor roads if possible, or avoid driving at all unless absolutely necessary.”
  • UPDATE: 12:50 – Further school closures announced in Pembrokeshire and Gwynedd. Is it snowing where you are? Send us your snow pictures news@itvwales.com.
  • UPDATE: 14:02 – Further school closures in counties affected by heaviest snowfall.  Areas of north, west and mid Wales experiencing snow with reports of snow in the south Wales Valleys and Cardiff.

Below is a list of confirmed school closures in Wales as of 15:00 GMT 26 November:

Council List of school closures
Anglesey:
Blaenau Gwent:
Bridgend: Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Cwm Garw 

Ysgol Cynwyd Sant

Caerphilly:
Cardiff:
Camarthenshire: Queen Elizabeth High, CarmarthenBro MyrddinMaes Y Bont 

Cae’r Felin

Gorslas

Gwendraeth

Hafodwenog

Llangunmor

Parcyrhun in Ammanford

Pantycelyn

Ysgol Bedol

Ysgol Peniel

Ysgol Tycroes

Ysgol Gymraeg Rhydaman

Ceredigion: Ysgol Uwchradd Tregaron 

Ysgol Gyfun Llanbedr Pont Steffan, Lampeter

Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Teifi, Llandysul

Cardigan’s Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi remained open but pupils travelling by bus left early.

Ysgol Gymundeol Myfenydd, Llanrhystud

Ysgol Gymundeol Llanilar

Ysgol Gymundeol Cwrtnewydd

Ysgol Gymundeol Llangeitho

Ysgol Gymundeol Mynach, Devil’s Bridge

Ysgol Gymundeol Bro Sion Cwilt, Synod Inn

Ysgol Gymundeol Penuwch

Ysgol Gymundeol Penrhyncoch

Ysgol Gymundeol Aberporth (partly closed)

Conwy Canolfan Addysg Yr Wyddfid Education Centre (Social Inclusion Service) 

Denbigh High School

Ysgol Betws GG

Ysgol Twm o’r Nant

Ysgol Bro Elwern

Ysgol Dinas Bran

Ysgol Heulfre

Ysgol Dolwyddelan

Ysgol Capel Garmon (closing at 2.00pm)

Ysgol LlannefyddYsgol Bro Aled

Ysgol Rhydgaled

Ysgol Trefriw (closing at 2.00pm)

Denbighshire: Denbigh High School 

St Asaph Infants

St Brigid’s, Denbigh

Ysgol Betws GG

Ysgol Borthyn, Ruthin

Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch, Llanrhaeadr

Ysgol Bro Elwern

Ysgol Dinas Bran

Ysgol Glan Clwyd

Ysgol Heulfre

Ysgol Llanfair DC

Ysgol Pant Pastynog

Ysgol Pen Barras

Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn

Ysgol Rhewl

Ysgol Tir, MorfaYsgol Clawdd Offa

Ysgol Twm o’r Nant

Flintshire: Lixwm Primary SchoolTrelawnyd 

Voluntary aided primary school

Gwynedd: Ysgol Llanfachreth
Merthyr Tydfil:
Monmouthshire:
Neath Port Talbot:
Newport:
Pembrokeshire: Ysgol y Preseli in Crymych 

Maenclochog School

School transport has been sent to collect pupils from:

Ysgol Clydau (Tegryn)

Dyffryn Taf (Whitland, Carmarthen LA)

Portfield School – those that live in higher regions

Pembrokeshire College – those that live in higher regions and Special Educational Needs Pupils

Sir Thomas Picton is reviewing arrangements for pupils living in Maenclochog.

Powys: Ysgol Bro Ddyfi in Machynlleth – pupils and staff sent home
Rhondda Cynon Taf: Blaengwawr Primary School, Aberaman, closed from 1300
Swansea:
Torfaen:
Vale of Glamorgan:
Wrexham:


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