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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Latest county snow update - Sunday evening

Snow in Denbighshire -  Update at 7.30pm

Round –up of the snow position in Denbighshire today:

The Horseshoe Pass has remained closed all day. All A routes are open. B routes in the South of the County remain a challenge. Agricultural contractors are helping with snow clearance.  Bus services have operated in the main today with a few exceptions.  North East Wales councils have been in communication all weekend about highways, streetscene and social care to ensure a coordinated response.

Gritters have been working on shifts all weekend and will continue throughout the night.  Temperatures are predicted to drop as low as minus eight degrees overnight, at which point the grit is less effective, so drivers are warned to take extra special precautions. 

The advice to Denbighshire residents is not to travel unless absolutely necessary, particularly in the south of the county. 

Update on services for Monday:

School transport: There will be no school transport operating south of the A55 tomorrow. This is likely to impact on the number of schools opening.

Schools: To date,  the majority of the schools to the south of the A55 will be closed on Monday:

St Asaph Infants
Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn
Ysgol Caer Drewyn
Ysgol Carrog
Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch, Llanrhaeadr
Ysgol Pant Pastynog, Prion.
Ysgol Tremeirchion
Ysgol Esgob Morgan, St Asaph
Rhos Street School, Ruthin.
St Brigid’s Secondary School
Ysgol Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh
Ysgol Llanbedr Dyffryn  Clwyd
Ysgol Glan Clwyd, St Asaph
Ysgol y Parc, Denbigh
Ysgol Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd
Denbigh High School
Ysgol Trefnant
Ysgol Gellifor
Ysgol Bryn Clwyd, Llandyrnog
Ysgol Betws Gwerfil Goch
Ysgol Bro Elwern, Gwyddelwern
Ysgol  Borthyn, Rhuthun
Ysgol Bryn Collen, Llangollen
Ysgol Dinas Bran, Llangollen
Ysgol Carreg Emlyn
Ysgol Pendref, Denbigh
Ysgol Pentrecelyn
Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog
Ysgol Bodfari
Ysgol Gymraeg y Gwernant, Llangollen
Ysgol Frongoch, Denbigh
Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Ruthin
Ysgol Rhewl
Ysgol Plas Cefndy (Mr Seamark’s Class – the school will re-open for remaining pupils who live north of the A55)
Ysgol Pen Barras, Ruthin
Ysgol Henllan

Libraries: We are expecting to open all our libraries tomorrow to allow Council staff to work locally to their homes if they have the ability to do so.  Any limit to the public services available from the libraries will be communicated tomorrow.

Waste services:  They are likely to be restricted in the South of the County as we try to catch up after the disruption on Friday.Collections were due in Rhyl and Denbigh – they will take place in Rhyl but not Denbigh.  The recycling centres at Denbigh and Ruthin will be closed. Rhyl’s will remain open.

Leisure facilities: A decision will be made about these tomorrow morning and will be communicated.

Customer Contact Centre: The customer contact centre will be manned from alternative locations to cope with the inevitably high demand.

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