School closed as snow disruption eases

The Elms housing estate in Wraxall. Picture submitted by Times reader Jack Wright

The Elms housing estate in Wraxall. Picture submitted by Times reader Jack Wright - Credit: Archant

MAJOR disruption caused by snow is easing, although one school remains closed today (Mon).

More than 60 schools and children’s centres were closed in North Somerset on Friday after several inches of snow fell.

But all of them have reopened today, apart from Wraxall Primary School.

Although no snow fell over the weekend, freezing temperatures have made roads treacherous and North Somerset Council’s gritters have been out in force.

Councillor Elfan Ap Rees, deputy leader and the council’s executive member for highways praised staff for keeping disruption to a minimum.

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He said: “Officers and our contractors have worked hard to keep our main routes open and to tackle problems on other roads and pavements in the town centres.

“Hopefully the worst is now over but staff will remain on guard to react again if needed.”

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The cold snap prevented all recycling and rubbish collections from being completed on Friday.

Anyone affected is asked to keep their rubbish bins out today as binmen will collect it as soon as possible. Missed recycling collections will be collected on Friday instead.

Bristol Airport is operating as normal, apart from flights to Paris which have been cancelled. Passengers are asked to arrive early.

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