Some schools in Wales have confirmed they'll remain shut on Friday due to heavy snowfall

  • Heavy snowfall made for difficult conditions on the roads

Flintshire council has confirmed all schools in the county will remain shut on Friday due to heavy snowfall across north Wales.

A Met Office amber warning is still in place until Friday morning.

On Thursday, almost every school was closed in Flintshire, Wrexham and Gwynedd following heavy flurries overnight with around 350 closed across Wales.

Council workers were out gritting roads across the country on Thursday. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales.

Several roads were impassable and the snow caused trains to be cancelled on the Heart of Wales Line between Swansea and Shrewsbury.

The amber warning is in place until 9am Friday and covers Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Powys and Wrexham.

What disruption is expected with an amber warning?

  • Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers

  • Some delays and cancellations to rail and bus services are likely

  • There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off

  • Power cuts are likely and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

  • Injuries from slips and falls are likely on icy surfaces

Further areas are also covered by a yellow snow warning which extends to 2pm Friday. Those areas are Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd , Isle of Anglesey, Monmouthshire, Powys, Wrexham.