Icy weather to close schools tomorrow

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Schools across Jersey and Guernsey will be closed tomorrow (Thursday) and flights could be disrupted, as a result of ice and snow expected overnight.

Guernsey's Education Committee have confirmed that all States schools, including the College of FE, will be closed again tomorrow.

The icy conditions led to school closures in Guernsey today and yesterday, and caused disruption at the island's airport.

Up to 8cm of snow could be seen across the islands and black ice may affect roads, according to Jersey Met.

They have issed a red weather warning for both Jersey and Guernsey.

Liberty Bus have advised that Jersey school buses will not be able to run due to significant snow forecast from 3am. Jersey Police and other services have also supported the closures, based on safety grounds.

Temperatures could feel as low as -5° and snow drifts are expected, as Storm Emma brings strong winds to the island.

Jersey Police are advising islanders not to travel unless necessary, and to avoid using the roads if possible.

Alderney has also experienced heavy snowfall, with 8cm measured on Tuesday morning and more overnight.

Braye Street, Alderney Credit: Denise Martel

Jersey Airport are also warning of disruption to their services.

Liberty Bus say they aim to operate their main network services tomorrow but are urging islanders to keep up to date via Twitter and Facebook.

Sophia Bird will have more on our programme at 6pm.