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Fewer problems for schools and transport

For much of north Northumberland, things are getting back to normal today after two days of disruption due to snow.

So far, the only reported school closures are for the nursery at St Michael’s First School in Alnwick (the rest of the school is open) and Harbottle C of E Voluntary Aided First School.

On the roads, Northumbria Police have reported that the last 24 hours has seen a significant improvement in the driving conditions across the force area.

There has been some snowfall overnight and into this morning, mainly in Northumberland, however there are no road closures and all roads are passable with care.

Officers continue to monitor the situation on the roads and work with local authorities and the Highways Agency to keep roads open.

There has still been a yellow warning issued for snow in the region today though:

Further snow is expected over parts of eastern Scotland and northeast England Tuesday night into Wednesday.

The snow will gradually turn more patchy during Wednesday and probably largely die out later Wednesday.

Over lower-lying coastal areas, accumulations are expected to be small while inland accumulations of one to three cm are widely expected and above 200metres in excess of five cm is possible.

During the evening, temperatures will fall sharply and icy stretches are likely on untreated surfaces.

The public should be aware of the risk of disruption, particularly to travel.

 

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