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  • The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning and the public are advised to take extra care.
  • Accumulations of more than 5-10cm of snow will occur quite widely, with 15cm in some parts of the Amber area, falling within 3-6 hours.
  • The public are advised to avoid all non-essential journeys and be prepared for disruption, including altering travel plans.
  • Nicolas Breakspear Catholic School closed due to a gas leak discovered last night. The school hopes to open as normal on Monday.
  • Reports of an accident on the A414 between London Colney and Park Street.
  • Met Office forecasts more light snowfall in St Albans area over the weekend.

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The Met Office is warning of more snow in the St Albans area over the weekend.

The agency is predicting light snowfall tomorrow and has issued an ice warning for drivers with the temperature to stay at around -1°C.

More light snow is forecast for Sunday afternoon when the temperature is expected to drop slightly until -2°C.

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Driving conditions appear to be getting more treacherous. Take care on the roads.
 

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Reports of an accident on the A414 between London Colney and Park Street.
 

2:52pm

London Midland trains is lifting advance and peak time ticket restrictions due to the snow disruption.
 

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West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust has said all services are running as normal at St Albans City Hospital.

No patient appointments have been cancelled but the hospital is advising people to give themselves extra travel time if they do have an appointment today.

The trust will be reviewing the situation throughout the day as the snow continues to fall.

2:17pm

Nicolas Breakspear Catholic School was closed today due to a gas leak found last night.

In a statement released today the school, in Colney Heath Lane, said the problem was being worked on today and it hoped to open as normal on Monday.

However Sixth Formers were allowed into the building today to take exams, which were held a safe distance from the leak.

Year 11 and 9 exams scheduled for today have been rescheduled for next week.

2:07pm

Traffic is still moving on the M1 but down to an average speed of around 30mph. Here's what it's looking like at Junction 8.

 

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Verulamium Park this afternoon.

Photographs: Holly Cant

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12:42pm

St Albans Gym Club will be closed for the weekend due to the snow, and will let you know about Monday classes as soon as possible.

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Our photographer Holly has been on her travels around St Albans and taken some beautiful snowy photos

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12:20pm

"Former Radlett Aerodrome, under development threat by Rail Freight plans, now very pretty under snow!" - @partychancer

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12:11pm

ST ALBANS SCHOOL CLOSURE LATEST:

Fleetville Infant & Nursery - School closing at 1pm. FACES also closed after school

Windermere - School closing at 1.30 today. Please contact the school if you will not be able to collect your children before 2pm

12:03pm

HARPENDEN SCHOOL & NURSERY CLOSURES:

Batford Nursery - School closing at 12 today. No afternoon nursery. Skylarks closing at 2pm today

The Grove Junior - School is closing at 1.30pm today to allow pupils and staff to travel home safely. Please collect children from their classrooms

Manland Primary -  Closing at 1pm

Roundwood Park - The school will close at 1pm today. If you are able to collect your child then they can leave from 12 noon. Please do not collect by driving onto the site, you will block in the buses

Roundwood Primary - School will be closing at 1.30pm. Please pick up your child from 1pm and do not drive onto the school site

St Nicholas C of E VA Primary - School closing at 1pm

Wood End Primary - School Closed due to severe weather

11:59am

Snow settling in St Albans

Picture: @TheRealMrKay

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Snow topped view of the Abbey.

Picture: @BakehouseStA

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SCHOOL UPDATES:

Beech Hyde Primary, St Albans - The school will be closing at 1.30pm today. Pick-up at 1.15 from usual school entrances

Margaret Wix Primary, St Albans - School closing at 12.30. Please collect children at 12.30 due to snow

St Albans Girls' - Closing early at 1.00pm. Further information on website

St Michael's C of E, St Albans - School closing at 1pm. Please collect children from their respective school

St Peter's, St Albans - Closing at 1pm. You may collect your children earlier if you are concerned.

Windermere, St Albans - Please be prepared to collect your children early this afternoon if snow continues. We will text any updates.

11:42am

SCHOOL UPDATE

St Albans School will be closed from 2pm. For more information visit

http://www.st-albans.herts.sch.uk/sascms/

11:36am

SCHOOL UPDATE

Sir John Lawes school, Harpenden is now closing for the day. Parents should wait for a call from their child seeking permission to go home. Students taking public exams should remain in school. The exams will go ahead as planned, as they cannot be rescheduled. Students who are unable to go home will be supervised until 3.30. All extra curricular activities have been cancelled.

11:07am

The Met Office have released the latest snow depths this morning:

http://metofficenews.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/latest-snow-depths-friday-18-january/

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SCHOOL UPDATE

Sauncey Wood Primary, Harpenden - Closing at 11am this morning. The school would be extremely grateful if all children could be picked up by 12 o'clock.

10:51am

SCHOOL UPDATE

Killigrew Primary and Nursery School - All after school clubs have been cancelled. The school will make a decision regarding early closure after 1.00pm

10:45am

SCHOOL UPDATE

Margaret Wix Primary, St Albans - School closing at 12.30. Please collect children at 12.30 due to snow

Sandridge, St Albans - Due to the snow the School will close at 12.30pm

Watling View, St Albans - The school will close at 11am today

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SCHOOL UPDATE:

Lea Primary & Nursery, Harpenden - Parents welcome to collect children

Marlborough School, St Albans - Closing from 10.30am

 

 

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Batchwood, picture: @DZine_

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SCHOOL UPDATE

Loreto College, St Albans

School will close early today. The pupils be told to phone their parents from 10.00am. As soon as they have made contact with parents, regarding the necessary arrangements, they will be allowed to leave.

The coach companies have been contacted and we expect them at 10.30am. Pupils must wait in school until the coaches arrive.

http://www.loreto.herts.sch.uk/Severe%20Weather%20Conditions.html

10:14am

SCHOOL UPDATE

Camp Primary and Nursery, St Albans - Be prepared to collect your children early this afternoon should the snow continue. The school will confirm later & text any updates so please keep your phones on

Harwood Hill JMI & Nursery, Welwyn Garden city - currently open but due to predicted poor weather, parents are able to pick children up from 12.45pm if they are concerned

10:09am

TRAIN UPDATE

Welwyn Garden City to Moorgate, due 11:11, has been cancelled due to a train fault.

10:08am

TRAIN UPDATE

Sutton Surrey to St Albans, due 10:57

This train has been delayed at Sutton Surrey and is now 13 minutes late due to poor weather conditions.

9:56am

The University of Hertfordshire is open as normal but staff advise students to keep checking http://www.uhemergency.co.uk/ for updates throughout the day

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SCHOOL UPDATE

Welwyn St Mary's C of E VA Primary, Welwyn - School will be closing today at 1.30pm. Please send children in with suitable footware and coats. The school will update you of any changes.

 

9:26am

A light dusting so far this morning in AL3 St Albans.

Picture: @JulesSunbeam

 

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SCHOOL UPDATE

Garden Fields, St Albans - Open today as normal BUT keep checking their website and twitter for updates as the day unfolds http://www.gardenfields.herts.sch.uk/

Lakeside, Welwyn Garden City - Early close - closing at 1.30pm 

Nicholas Breakspear, St Albans - School closed today due to a gas leak

St Albans Girls' - Open and will keep parents updated of any changes. Wear school uniform with warm layers and sensible footwear - bring shoes to wear in school

Tenterfield Nursery School, Welwyn - Tenterfield is open today you will be notified if the situation changes later in the day

 

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