Schools, roads, buses and planes - latest snow closures and cancellations

Wraxall has been covered in snow. Picture submitted by Times reader Jack Wright

Wraxall has been covered in snow. Picture submitted by Times reader Jack Wright - Credit: Jack Wright

MORE than 60 schools, colleges, and children’s centres are closed today after heavy overnight snow.

Around three inches fell from about 3am, with further flakes continuing to fall into the morning.

Several roads are already closed in the south of the district, too, with conditions judged impassable.

North Somerset Council gritters are working overtime to try to keep major commuter routes clear.

A spokesman said: “Road conditions remaining difficult but main routes are still passable with care. Looks like conditions will remain similar for the next few hours at least.

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“We have ploughs operating on the A369, A38 and A370 removing accumulations of slush and snow, and further salt will be laid as part of this operation.

“Officers are continuing to monitor conditions of the road network and will be arranging appropriate salting/ ploughing operations as resources allow.”

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Bus services between Weston and Clevedon, Portishead and Nailsea have been suspended, along with links from Weston which pass through Congresbury, Yatton and Backwell.

Police report no serious accidents so far, but are advising people to avoid travelling if possible.

A spokesman said: “Around 10-15cm of snow is expected to have fallen by the end of today, making highways dangerous for driving.

“While there have been no major incidents on the roads in Avon and Somerset we are advising to stay indoors.

“If you do have to drive, we suggest you slow down and brake, steer and change gear as smoothly as possible to avoid skidding.

“Make sure your windscreen is clear and your lights clean and working properly. Check your tyre pressure and your radiator antifreeze levels. It’s probably a good idea to carry de-icer, food, a hot flask, a blanket and a shovel as well.”

More than a dozen flights to and from Bristol Airport have been cancelled after three inches of snow fell overnight.

Incoming aircraft from Newcastle, Amsterdam and Paris have been cancelled, preventing return journeys from going ahead.

A flight from Brussels has also been cancelled as have a number of outgoing ones. Many other flights have been heavily delayed.

An airport spokesman said; “An estimated three inches of snow fell overnight, and snow continues to fall this morning meaning there will be significant to disruption to the flight schedule today.

“Passengers are advised to contact their airline to check the status of their flight and those travelling to the airport should allow extra time for the journey.”

The Times website will be updated with further details as they are known.

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Roads closed:

Totterdown Lane, Westom

Monks Hill, Weston/Kewstoke

Arundel Road, Weston.

Schools/colleges closed:

All Saints C of E VC

Backwell Junior School

Backwell School

Banwell Primary


Becket Primary

Birdwell Primary School

Blagdon Primary School

Broadoak College – check their website for Monday

Burrington C of E Primary

Christ Church Primary

Churchill Academy (BUT open for all students with examinations)

Churchill Primary

Clevedon School (BUT open for all students with examinations)

Court de Wyck



Flax Bourton

Golden Valley

Gordano School

Grove Juniors

Hannah More Infants

Hans Price Academy (BUT open for students taking GCSE History)

Heron’s Moor Academy

High Down Infant and Nursery

High Down Junior


Larch Centre

Locking Pre-School and Primary

Mary Elton Primary

Mead Vale Primary

Mickie Mouse Preschool

Milton Park

Nilsea School

Nailsea tuition service

Northleaze C of E Primary


Portishead Primary

Priory Community School


Roundabouts Pre-School

Sail Pupil Referral Unit

Sandford Primary

St Anne’s Hewish

St Francis Nailsea

St George’s VA Church Primary

St John the Evangelist Clevedon

St Joseph’s RC Primary

St Katherine’s School (BUT open for all students with examinations who should report to student reception)

St Mark’s Worle

St Mary’s Portbury

St Martin’s C of E Primary

St Nicholas Chantry

St Peter’s Church of England Primary School

Tickenham Primary

Tiny Toes day nursery Uphill

Trinity Anglican Methodist

Uphill tuition service

Vocational Centre

Walliscote Primary



Winscombe Primary


Worle School

Wraxall CEVA

Wrington C of E Primary

Yatton Infant and Junior

Yeo Moor

Children’s centres:

Banwell, Winscombe, Sandford - closed

Clevedon - open

Yatton - open

Nailsea - closed (not open Fridays)

Long Ashton - closed (don’t open Friday)

Portishead - closed

Crockerne - open

Yeo Valley - closed

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