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More than 100 schools still closed following snow

Natural Resource Wales issued five flood alerts. Credit: PA images

Some schools remain closed in Wales as flood alerts remain in place.

Most schools set to reopen this morning but more than 100 schools, mainly in Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, and Torfaen, will stay shut due to snow and ice.

Natural Resource Wales issued five flood alerts as snow continues to thaw following heavy snowfall last week.

Five flood warnings have been lifted in the last 24 hours.

School closure information:

Water supplies have also been affected following subzero temperatures hitting parts of Wales. It has caused burst pipes and water leaks.

Welsh Water say it is expected to continue over the next few days:

We know that customers are still experiencing issues with their water supplies this morning and we are very sorry for this. Please be assured we are working as hard as we can to restore supplies as quickly as possible.

Since the extreme weather arrived on Thursday, we have been working night and day to limit its impact on our services. We are still facing some unprecedented challenges across our network and have received a significant number of calls and queries from customers

We know that supplies to some communities have been affected and we are really sorry about this. We are doing everything we can by fixing bursts and detecting leaks so that we can help maintain supplies and we will continue working throughout the night. There are further updates on our website.

These problems are likely to continue over the next few days and we will continue to prioritise services to vulnerable customers including hospitals and care homes etc.

– Welsh Water

Arriva Trains Wales said it plans to run a 'full service' on most of its lines.

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