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Check if schools are open

Created on 04/03/2018 @ 15:57
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Most schools should be open in North Powys again tomorrow but parents are being advised to check before sending their children.

And there is a warning from Powys County Council that school transport operators will be making decisions on whether it is safe to travel.

“The weather is starting to improve, so we are expecting home to school transport and local bus services to operate on Monday where the Operator assesses it is safe to do so,” said Liam Fitzpatrick, Portfolio Holder for Highways.

“As the snow continues to melt, the weather forecasters are warning of icy conditions overnight and early morning so please bear this in mind for school transport vehicles.

“Please also check the School Closure Notification system.”

This can be found at:

Welshpool High School is urging parents and pupils to keep an eye out for notifications with the campus under heavy snow.

A statement reads: “As you will appreciate after the recent storm we have several feet of snow that has drifted across the site making several areas inaccessible and unsafe. Despite the thaw it may be difficult to make the site safe without the help of Powys County Council highways to clear the car parks etc.

“We have just been notified by PCC that gritter lorries will help if safe and if they happen to be passing which doesn't provide any guarantee. We have contacted local contractors to help also, but as yet with no luck.

“Please keep a check for further notifications. We will try our very best. The rain may be our saviour.”


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