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Snow updates for St Albans and Harpenden
7:51am Monday 21st January 2013 in News
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- Nicholas Breakspear - School will open normal time tomorrow (Tuesday), but will finish at 2.30pm. This arrangement will be for the rest of the week.
- Some trains services in St Albans delayed due to weather.
- Met Office forecasts no snow in St Albans area today, but there may be some later this week.
Latest school and nursery updates for Harpenden for tomorrow (Tuesday):
Batford Nursery - Open as normal
Grove Infant & Nursery - School open tomorrow. Thank you for your understanding today. Dress warmly and travel safely!
Grove Junior - Open as normal at usual times, assuming forecast correct. Huge thanks to staff and parents who helped clear site today! Children need change of footwear and warm outdoor clothes. Avoid driving up Dark Lane if possible.
Lea Primary & Nursery - Open from tomorrow, wellies and warm coats essential. Please take care on side roads. Won't be a problem if children arrive late
Roundwood Park - School open as normal. Yr 9 options evening goes ahead as planned - Tues 22nd
St Nicholas C of E VA Primary - Open as normal tomorrow
Wood End Primary - Open as normal tomorrow
Latest school and nursery updates for St Albans for tomorrow (Tuesday):
Beaumont School - is open as normal for all year groups tomorrow. Sturdy footwear is required, but all other school uniform rules apply
Bernards Heath Junior - Planning to open as normal on Tuesday 22nd. You are advised to park away from Marshall Ave, Seymour Rd and Watson Ave and walk the last bit as these roads are very icy. The side gate in Marshall Ave is not operational during snow conditions. Collection will be at the front of the school again. Please do not come into school.
Killigrew Primary & Nursery - Open as usual
Links Education Support Centre - Both sites will open as normal on Tuesday
Margaret Wix Primary - Open as normal tomorrow at 8.45am. The school need help from parents from 7.30am to clear the site. ABC breakfast club have kindly offered to provide breakfast for children of volunteers. Please come along to help if you can!
Nicholas Breakspear - School will open normal time tomorrow, but will finish at 2.30pm. This arrangement will be for the rest of the week. Students who can make their way home at 2.30 may do so. Those requiring the buses will be supervised until 3 pm when the buses will leave as normal. Full school uniform should be worn with sensible shoes.
Sandridge - Open as normal tomorrow
Watling View - Open as normal tomorrow
At the moment, SJL is OPEN tomorrow for ALL years. Uniform, warm coats and sensible footwear please. School finishes for INSET at 12.30.— @sirjohnlawes 21 January 2013
The Met Office has issued an update on the Warning of Ice for London & South East England:
Icy stretches are expected to affect parts of southern UK at times during today and to develop more widely again this evening especially where snow has partially melted during the day or where any further rain, sleet or snow has occurred.
Again, the public should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel during this continuing spell of wintry weather.
School tomorrow? Make sure you have contingency plan in place, in case your bus is unable to get to your normal pick up point.— @Intalink 21 January 2013
WEATHER UPDATE: Our hospitals continue to operate as normal. Please allow extra journey time to attend your appointment or visiting time.— @WestHertsNHS 21 January 2013
The school is closed but staff and parents at Fair Field Jr in Radlett are gathering for the big snow clear-up. Photos later! #bringashovel— @RadlettWire 21 January 2013
@Review_Eagle never had a better journey from St Albans to Welwyn #StAlbans— @originalakie 21 January 2013
Taken on York Road, St Albans yesterday by Lello Ametrano
A Redwing bird taken in a garden in St Albans yesterday, by Lello Ametrano
The golf club is currently closed (Monday 21st January). We hope to have the driving range open from midday today. Update tomorrow at 9am— @RedbournGolf 21 January 2013
in the office. main roads in st albans absolutely fine, so go careful on the local ones and you'll be fine.— @daddacool 21 January 2013
The council have announced the following:
Abbey View Golf and Track Facility - all outdoor facilities will remain closed until the snow has thawed.
Batchwood Golf and Tennis Centre - golf courses are closed. Tennis reception open as usual.
Harpenden Swimming Pool - open as usual.
Harpenden Sports Centre - open as usual.
Westminster Lodge - open as usual.
London Colney Adventure World - open as usual
Advance ticket restrictions have been lifted for travel today. You will no longer be restricted to the service stated on your ticket.— @LondonMidland 21 January 2013
Snow in St Albans #snow #cold #St. Albans http://t.co/OeR8naBz— @pebblesdane 21 January 2013
The Met office is predicting a clear and cloudy day today around St Albans. The rest of the week is also looking clear with some short bursts of light snow forecast for Wednesday and Friday.
All major roads around the area appear to coping well this morning. The Highways Agency is reporting very light traffic on the M1. Possibly due to many commuters staying home.
This was Junction 8 this morning.
Form the pictures our photographer Pippa Douglas took in St Albans over the weekend it seems families and children made the most of the snow.
According to the London Midland trains website the Abbey Flyer service is running as normal this morning.
Yes! I am on a train, @FirstCC only running 10mins late. Which is not too bad considering how heavy the snow is. #uksnow— @GeorginaLippa 21 January 2013
A list of schools closed due to snow this morning.
Killigrew Primary & Nursery
Abbey C of E VA Primary
Aboyne Lodge Primary
Beech Hyde Primary
Bernards Heath Junior
Camp Primary and Nursery
Links Education Support Centre
Margaret Wix Primary
Townsend C of E (VA) Secondary
Grove Infant & Nursery
High Beeches Primary
Lea Primary & Nursery
Sir John Lawes (partially closed, open to Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 from 10.30am)
St Dominic's Catholic Primary
St Nicholas C of E VA Primary
Wood End Primary
St Nicholas C of E VA Primary