Monday's snow and ice live report, including school closures and your pictures

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  • There has been more snow overnight, and combined with freezing temperatures it is causing more disruption throughout Worcestershire today.
  • We'll keep you up to date on traffic, weather, school closures and other news here throughout the day.

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That's all for tonight.

Back with more updates tomorrow.

Thanks for all your lovely pictures!

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The Met Office weather map for 9am tomorrow (Tuesday).

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A snowman taking another snowman sledging in my garden! Picture by James Stilgoe. Via text 80360 WN News

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National round-up

THE cold spell continued to bite tonight as icy conditions caused more travel chaos after the death toll rose to two - including a woman who died having collapsed in the snow.

Bernadette Lee was discovered in the front garden of the house next to her sister's by a man walking his dog yesterday at 7.30am in Church Meadows, Deal, Kent.

It is thought the 25-year-old might have been on her way home in sub-zero temperatures following a night out.

Kent Police are investigating the cause of death but there are reports she had no visible injuries and was found without a coat.

The weather is thought to have claimed a second victim when a man was killed as the car he was driving left the road and crashed into a tree on the A12 in Essex last night.

Elsewhere, a teenager remains critically ill in hospital after being injured while sledging in Middlesbrough.

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Pete Jones in his igloo. Via text 80360 WN News

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Riley Haines, age one, enjoying his first ride on his sledge! Via text 80360 WN News.

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Murphy! Our Irish water spaniel enjoying the snow! Via text 80360 WN News

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Worried about getting home?

Check out the latest disruption using this one-stop guide.

 

Traffic for Worcester

Train disruption

Road closures

Worcestershire bus services

Our live snow report

School closures

Birmingham airport updates

 

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Evesham United's match at home to Wimborne Town tomorrow night has been called off.

Not many games left now!

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Hereford's match at Forest Green Rovers tomorrow night has been called off.

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National round-up

Snow and icy conditions continued to cause travel chaos around the country today, with 175 flights cancelled at the UK's busiest airport by midday and many train services struggling to cope.

At Heathrow, some 10 per cent of flights were expected to be cancelled, and the situation was expected to get worse after 4pm when visibility is due to be low.

Passengers were advised to check the status of their flights before travelling to Heathrow.

Yesterday, people were left fuming after 260 flights were cancelled - 20 per cent of the airport's usual business.

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Hereford United's trip to Forest Green Rovers tomorrow night is subject to a pitch inspection at 3.30pm today.

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Worcester City FC have appealed for help to clear the St George's Lane pitch of snow ahead of Saturday's match against Histon.

Anyone with a spare hour can meet Tom Allcut at the ground from 9.30am each day this week.

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There are some nice snow pictures on our facebook page too.

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The following transport services are currently disrupted. Other services are very likely affected as well and further updates will follow.

  • 2 (Kidderminster – Habberley – Bewdley – Bark Hill) : The service is now running on its normal route. (NEW UPDATE)

  • 3 (Kidderminster – Stourport) : The service is now running on its normal route. (NEW UPDATE)

  • 26 (Redditch – Stratford) : This service is running but is omitting Haselor, Great Alne and Conway Estate.
     
  • 28 / 28A (Stratford – Bidford – Evesham) : This service is operating a main road route between Stratford and Evesham, omitting Bidford and some other villages.
     
  • 35 (Worcester – Rainbow Hill – Warndon – Blackpole) : This service is running but will not be serving Tetbury Drive or Sheepscombe Drive until further notice.

  • 44 (Malvern – Powick – Worcester – County Hall) : The service is now running on its normal timetable. (NEW UPDATE)
     
  • 144 (Worcester – Droitwich – Bromsgrove – Birmingham) : The service is now running on its normal timetable. (NEW UPDATE)

  • 303 (Worcester – Ombersley – Kidderminster) : The service is now running on its normal route. (NEW UPDATE)
     
  • 552 / 553 (Evesham – East Vale Hopper) : This service is running but is omitting Long Lartin estate and Honeybourne estate.

  • 564 / 565 (Pershore – Evesham Village Hopper) : This service is running but is omitting Abbots Morton, Inkberrow estate, Church Lench, Lenchwick, Hipton Hill, Wick, Kington and Hinton-on-the-Green village.

Information from Worcestershire County Council

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Pershore old bridge in the snow. Picture from Chris Trim. Via text 80360 WN News

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Jessie in the snow at Pershore. Picture from Eva Trim. Via text 80360 WN News

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Fraser's Igloo. Via text 80360 WN News

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Mollie and Samuel Lewington prepared for sledging on Old Tolladine Golf Course, Worcester. Via text 80360 WN News

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Lily-May helping nanny in the snow. Via text 80360 WN News

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Harvey Daniel, age 4, via text 80360 WN News

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Meercats in a garden in St John's, Worcester, by Sue Lloyd. Via text 80360 WN News

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Time to go home now Bertie Bolton! Via text 80360 WN News.

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Ade and Sam Davies made Sheila the snow queen! Via text 80360 WN News.

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Snow over Woodberry Norton, Worcester. Picture Jonathan Garrard via text 80360 WN News

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SO TWEET: This lovely picture of a little owl was taken by Dave Grubb at Perdiswell, Worcester.

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Wassailing and a frost fair at Clive's Fruit Farm, in Upton, was cancelled due to the snow at the weekend.

The event has been re-scheduled and will now take place between 10am-4pm on Sunday, January 27.

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Despite the continued snow flurries over the weekend, Worcestershire County Council's social care staff ensured it was service as normal for the county's most vulnerable residents.

Staff changed working rotas, walked in where possible to make visits to people living locally and also used the 4x4 response team to reach people living in more isolated areas.

By doing this, staff ensured all of their clients received a service all over the weekend.

Day care services had to be cancelled as it was agreed that people were safer to stay at home rather than venture out in icy conditions and risk injury.

The adult social care service has a proven history of maintaining a good standard of care to people even when adverse weather conditions prove challenging.

In the last extreme snow of 2010, staff went on foot to ensure people had adequate resources i.e. medication, food, drinks, heating etc and in the 2007 floods, again the front line staff ventured out on foot while the office staff that coordinated the workers remained at work throughout the night until all service users had been reached.

Coun Philip Gretton, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: "Looking after vulnerable people has to be a priority and I would like to thank our staff for again ensuring they did this over the weekend, despite the adverse weather conditions.

"They have again been visiting people by foot to ensure these most vulnerable people have essential medication and are keeping warm as the weather gets colder, and will continue to do so."

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Cottonwood Children’s Centre will be closed today. They hope to be open as normal tomorrow but suggest parent's call to check groups are running normally before leaving home. Updates can also be found on the Facebook page.

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A MEETING to choose a theme for this year’s well dressing celebrations in Malvern has been postponed due to the ongoing wintry weather.
The meeting was due to take place at the Lyttelton Well, in Church Street, this evening.
A new date has yet to be confirmed.

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With schools closing due to the weather, children and adults may be taking the opportunity to sledge in the winter snow today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service is urging a safety first message after a spate of incidents over the weekend.

On Saturday, the Midlands Air Ambulance was called to a sledging incident on Bredon Hill. Ambulance crews also had to make their way on hands and knees up a steep slope in Walsall to a man who had fallen from a sledge and injured his back.

On Sunday the ambulance service was called to an eight-year-old boy, who was treated for a back injury and taken to Worcester Hospital after falling from a sledge near the Malvern Hills Hotel, Malvern.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "WMAS is reiterating its safety advice to those thinking of taking to the slopes this week.

"Every winter WMAS is called to people who have become injured whilst sledging. We would encourage people to just take a second to think about where they are sledging and to have fun safely."

WMAS continues to see a large increase in people injured as result of slips and falls.

Sunday saw 999 call demand increase across the region, most notably in Birmingham (17 per cent) Coventry and Warwickshire (14 per cent) and Staffordshire (16 per cent) increase.

With the cold weather conditions continuing, WMAS is urging the public to take extra care if you are going out today.

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The Met Office is no longer predicting snow for Worcester.

Yesterday the forecast was predicting the county would see more snow tomorrow. 

But this morning the five day outlook is saying the area won't see any more snow until Friday. 

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The Malvern campus of South Worcestershire College is closed today.

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School closures updates:

Church Hill Middle School - Open at 11am

Ipsley CE RSA Academy

Trinity High School & Sixth Form Centre, Redditch - Closed except for public exams

Wyre Forest School

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School transport won't be running to St. Nicholas Middle School & Pershore High School from Earls Common, Himbleton & Upton Snodsbury.

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Latest school closure list 

  • Alvechurch CE Middle School 
  • Arrow Vale RSA Academy - Snow School is open to students sitting public examinations  
  • Astwood Bank First School 
  • Batchley First School 
  • Baxter College 
  • Bayton CE Primary School 
  • Beaconside Primary & Nursery School 
  • Blackminster Middle School
  • Blakedown CE Primary School - Open 10.15am
  • Chadsgrove School & Specialist Sports College 
  • Cookley Sebright Primary School
  • Cookley Sebright Primary School 
  • Crown Meadow First School & Nursery 
  • Far Forest Lea Memorial CE Primary School 
  • Feckenham CE First School
  • Hagley Catholic High School
  • Hagley Primary School 
  • Holyoakes Field First School
  • Holywell Primary & Nursery School 
  • Honeybourne First School - School will open at 10am to pupils to allow staff to get to school safely.  
  • Kingsley College - Open for students taking external exams
  • Lickey Hills Primary School
  • Matchborough First School 
  • Meadow Green Primary School 
  • North Bromsgrove High School - Open at 10am
  • Oak Hill First School 
  • Roman Way First School 
  • St Augustine's Catholic High School - Open for Exam students only
  • St Kenelm's CE Primary School 
  • St Luke's CE First School 
  • St Mary's CE Primary School, Kidderminster 
  • St Stephen's CE First School 
  • Suckley Primary School 
  • Tardebigge CE First School 
  • Tenacres First School 
  • Trinity High School & Sixth Form Centre is also closed except for pupils who are taking public exams
  • The Bewdley School & Sixth Form Centre
  • The Kingfisher School 
  • Upper Arley CE Primary School 
  • Waseley Hills High School - School is open for public examinations only; please use the main gate pedestrian access only.
  • Webheath First School Academy 
  • Wolverley CE Secondary School - School is open only for those pupils taking public examinations today
  • Woodfield Middle School 
  • Woodrow First School 
  • Woodrush Community High School - The small number of students taking examinations will have them rescheduled

 

  • There is also no school transport to Pershore College today

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Here are the latest changes to bus services (updated at 8.05am).

 

The following school transport will not operate this morning :

- Romsley – Haybridge High School
- Hopwood, Blackwell, Barnt Green & Hanbury – South Bromsgrove High School
- Hanbury & Stoke Works – Aston Fields Middle School
- Barnt Green, Catshill, Bromsgrove – St. Bede's Middle School
- Earls Common, Himbleton & Upton Snodsbury – St. Nicholas Middle School & Pershore High School (NEW UPDATE)
- All transport to Pershore College (NEW UPDATE)
 

2 (Kidderminster – Habberley – Bewdley – Bark Hill) : The service is running but is omitting Bark Hill.

3 (Kidderminster – Stourport) : This service is running but is omitting Abberley Avenue.

 

28 / 28A (Stratford – Bidford – Evesham) : This service is operating a main road route between Stratford and Evesham, omitting Bidford and some other villages.

35 (Worcester – Rainbow Hill – Warndon – Blackpole) : This service is running but will not be serving Tetbury Drive or Sheepscombe Drive until further notice.

 

144 (Worcester – Droitwich – Bromsgrove – Birmingham) : This service is currently delayed due to problems in Droitwich.

303 (Worcester – Ombersley – Kidderminster) : This service running but omitting Hartlebury and Ombersley estates.

 

564 / 565 (Pershore – Evesham Village Hopper) : This service is running but is omitting Church Lench, Hipton Hill, Wick and Kington.

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School closures so far today

  • Beaconside Primary & Nursery School
  • Blackminster Middle School
  • Chadsgrove School & Specialist Sports College
  • Cookley Sebright Primary School
  • Crown Meadow First School & Nursery
  • Hagley Catholic High School Will be open to those taking public examinations
  • Holywell Primary & Nursery School
  • Honeybourne First School Severe Weather - School has a delayed start to the day and will open at 10am to pupils to allow staff to get to school safely.  The whole school will be closed until 10am, then open as usual until 3pm.
  • Lickey Hills Primary School
  • Meadow Green Primary School

  • Oak Hill First School

  • St Kenelm's CE Primary School
  • Suckley Primary School
  • Tardebigge CE First School
  • The Kingfisher School
  • Waseley Hills High School. School is open for public examinations only; please use the main gate pedestrian access only.
  • Webheath First School Academy
  • Webheath First School Academy
  • Wolverley CE Secondary School. School is open only for those pupils taking public examinations today
  • Woodrush Community High School. The small number will have examinations rescheduled

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