Snow: Around 350 schools close as Wales braces for more heavy snow

Most of the schools shut are in mid and north Wales. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales.

Around 350 schools have closed as the Met Office has issued an amber snow and ice warning for parts of north Wales.

It comes as some young people in south and west Wales had a day off yesterday, but the number of closures was far less.

Conditions are likely to get worse across the north, over the coming hours, according to the Met Office.

Thousands of young people across the country are facing another day of learning from home. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales.

The majority of schools shut are in mid and north Wales.

How many are closed?

  • Flintshire: 82

  • Powys: 74 (all but 3 closed)

  • Wrexham: 67 (all schools)

  • Denbighshire: 35

  • Conwy: 29

  • Blaenau Gwent: 24

  • Gwynedd: 21 (all schools)

  • Caerphilly: 6

  • Torfaen: 6

  • Carmarthenshire: 2

All schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf have reopened after they shut on Wednesday 8 March. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales.

The Met Office has a snow warning in place, covering mid and north Wales, which is active until 2pm tomorrow, Friday 10 March.

All mountain roads in Rhondda Cynon Taf have reopened, along with the Bwlch mountain pass, between the Rhondda, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend.

Councils workers have been gritting roads across Wales but some routes remain shut due to icy conditions. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales.

What to expect over the coming hours:

  • Schools could close across the north and in parts of mid Wales

  • Snow could lead to delays on the roads and railways

  • Flights could be disrupted or cancelled

  • Some rural communities could become cut off

  • Power cuts are possible

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