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LIVE: School closures and travel disruption as snow continues to fall

Worcester Editorial 9th Mar, 2023 Updated: 9th Mar, 2023   0

10.45am – The latest forecast from the Met Office suggests the worst of the snow has indeed moved through. Snow will turn more readily to rain later, especially across the south of the region and accompanied with strong winds. Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Rain continuing into the evening, with heavier bursts at times. Turning more wintry again overnight especially across the hills with strong winds. Minimum temperature -1 °C.


10.41am – Could a thaw be on the way as quickly as the snow arrived? Reports of 10 degrees celsius in Plymouth already


10.35am – The Chantry School in Martley is closed HOWEVER the school does intend to run Y8 Parents Evening later and will communicate further to parents

The Chase and Wyche CE Primary School are both closed

10.28am – Malvern is particularly worst hit by the snow with Grove Primary School, Madresfield CE Primary School, Malvern Wells CE Primary School, Northleigh CofE Primary School, St James’ CE Primary School, West Malvern, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, St Matthias Church of England Primary School  and Suckley School all closed todsy

10.26am – Due to adverse weather conditions and forecast of continued snow throughout the day, Great Malvern Primary School will be closed today

Due to the road conditions and a number of staff not being able to get to school Great Witley CE Primary will be closed today.

10.23am – Dyson Perrins CE Academy in Malvern is also closed as is Fort Royal Community Primary School in Worcester with local roads and the school site ‘unsafe’ for children, parents and staff.

10.19am – Abberley Parochial Primary School in Martley is among the schools closed today due to snow and freezing conditions overnight and lorries blocking the road up the hill to Abberley from Great Witley

Clifton-upon-Teme Primary School is also closed as roads around the school are treacherous

A NUMBER of schools are closed and travel disruption in affecting swathes of Worcestershire following the arrival of a further band of snow this morning (Thursday)

Stay tuned to our live blog for the latest news…


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