1. ITV Report

Snow woes: all Birmingham council-run schools closed

Snow across the Midlands is causing severe disruption Credit: ITV News Central

All schools run by Birmingham City Council, along with transport-related services are closed tomorrow because of the heavy snowfall.

The team say the adverse weather and the forecast for freezing conditions has led to the decision to close the schools and services.

They're urging other schools within Birmingham to do the same for safety reasons.

"Conditions will remain very hazardous tomorrow and the safety of our children and young people is of paramount importance.

Even if pupils walk to school we will not be able to guarantee enough staff on site to look after them.“I would strongly advise all other schools within Birmingham to do the same.”

– Colin Diamond, Corporate Director for Children and Young People at Birmingham City Council

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