Schools shut across north Wales following heavy snow

  • Report by ITV Wales reporter Joanne Gallacher

A warning for ice is in force across parts of the country as 27cm of snow fell in Capel Curig in Conwy, overnight.

It comes as Storm Larisa battered parts of the country with gales and blizzards overnight which has seen thousands of young people have another day off as hundreds of schools, mainly in the north, were shut because of the conditions.

An amber warning for snow expired at 9am today but a yellow warning for ice is in place until 10am tomorrow, Saturday 11 March.

In Flintshire, all schools closed throughout Friday.

Several main roads across the north were either been closed or blocked, causing disruption to drivers and public transport.

Drone footage from Eryri shows how Snowdonia has been blanketed in snow.

Traffic Wales has been urging drivers to "take extra care" when making journeys.

It is not just the roads that have been affected by the heavy snow.

Transport for Wales has urged people not to travel by train on the following routes:

  • Llandudno - Blaenau Ffestiniog

  • Swansea - Shrewsbury (Heart of Wales line)

The weather is expected to clear by the end of Friday before being replaced by another low pressure system.

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