Treacherous conditions as more snow falls on Gwent - Tues 22nd Jan
6:38am Tuesday 22nd January 2013 in News
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- Amber warning of snow and ice for South East Wales
- Heavy snow falls in northern Gwent
"@D41ROB: Heads of The Valleys (A465) Highest point camera image, from approx 10 minutes ago! #snow http://t.co/6FMT9dWJ" light dusting :-)— @nobby584 22 January 2013
We are advising against any non essential journeys tonight, if you have to drive be prepared & drive according to the conditions #gwentsnow— @gwentpolice 22 January 2013
@argusoncounty i was on the coach with the riverside tavern 10 mins from the ground that was 7 pm gutted so we went to the pub as you do— @andrewdevlin75 22 January 2013
@MPearlo @newportcounty @argusoncounty Also on the bus from the Riverside Tavern. No complaints, funniest night for a long time....— @NCFC_iRadio 22 January 2013
@argusoncounty we were just the other side of Reading when we heard it was called off! Weather was horrendous! Woking = jokeclub!— @Toggsyboi 22 January 2013
Any @NewportCounty fans who travelled today, send me your tales to @argusoncounty. I'll take your complaints to Woking happily.— @MPearlo 22 January 2013
Woking v County postponed
NEWPORT County's Conference clash at Woking this evening has been postponed less than an hour before kick-off.
For school closures, travel and info on service disruption, we'll be running a live blog again tomorrow from 6am. Use #gwentsnow to join in.— @southwalesargus 22 January 2013
RT @coleggwent: Irrespective of weather conditions, the maths exam scheduled for 9.30am on Wed 23 Jan at Newport Campus will definitely...— @TravelineTim 22 January 2013
M48 : Main carriageway closed eastbound at J2, Chepstow. Diversion in operation
WITH snow being cleared, staff at Risca Comprehensive are hoping it will be open for registration at the later time of 10am today.
However, staff are posting work to the school's Moodle internet site, so pupils can work from home if it remains shut.
One lane closed due to broken down lorry and recovery work on M4 Eastbound between J24 A48 / A449 (Coldra) and J23A B4245 (Magor Services). Approach with care. Lane one (Of three) is closed. Cameras in the area show that traffic is moving well.
The Ebbw Vale surgery due to take place at Waunllwyd OAP Hall tomorrow is cancelled due to the bad weather. Sorry for any inconvenience— @gwentpolice 22 January 2013
RT @newportuni: All exams and interviews scheduled for tomorrow (Weds) postponed. Visit http://t.co/1Bt8LAzs for further info #gwentsnow— @NewportUniPress 22 January 2013
More #gwentsnow forecast for this evening so all classes have been cancelled and the box office has closed early. Stay safe everyone!— @BlackwoodMiners 22 January 2013
Weather for Greater Gwent:
And as the temperature drops have just realised I have lost my beautiful vintage leather gloves - if anyone sees them let me know!— @ArgusKBaker 22 January 2013
Definitely getting colder in Abergavenny - just checked and temp appears to have dropped a degree to 1 now #brr #gwentsnow— @ArgusKBaker 22 January 2013
Newport youth service venues closed this evening:
Lliswerry youth club
Alway youth club
St Julian’s drama group
“@c_vernall: Cross keys rfc covers must come the ground tomorrow anybody who can help at 10 0clock it would be much appreciate.” #gwentsnow— @ArgusWBain 22 January 2013
Office is open but with limited staff. We are watching forecasts & will keep you updated on changes to services. More info on 0800 111 4242— @BronAfon 22 January 2013
See the latest snow shots in our gallery here:
Sledging @CastellyFenni #gwentsnow http://t.co/gOhLIqCb— @ArgusKBaker 18 January 2013
Butcher Tony Amphlett has had stall in Aber market for 40 years and says market is 'dead' because of snow #gwentsnow http://t.co/JOWBHnYy— @ArgusKBaker 22 January 2013
RT @NewportBus: 15&16 services now operating full route http://t.co/XNqsdJpt— @NatalieStuartx 22 January 2013
RT @Wastesavers: Please bear with us whilst we collect your recycling across the city today.— @NewportCouncil 22 January 2013
Due to current & forecast weather tomorrow's Open Eves at all campuses are being rescheduled, we'll update with new dates ASAP #gwentsnow— @coleggwent 22 January 2013
WOKING V NEWPORT COUNTY: TONIGHT'S GAME IS ON: NEWPORT County have posted on their website that tonight's game a... http://t.co/UaUSbAPx— @argussport 22 January 2013
RT @thedellschool: Monmouthshire Passenger Transport report they WILL be able to run our school bus to St. Arvans & Mathern this afternoon— @MonmouthshireCC 22 January 2013
Have had to cancel LBT and aqua aerobics at Abergavenny LC this evening due to lack of cover, sorry. @mccleisure @MonmouthshireCC— @SSpuffard 22 January 2013
Latest Newport Bus service update: bit.ly/XvJjYJ
Keep track of our gritting routes here http://t.co/AfLABdzE #gwentsnow #gwentgrit— @MonmouthshireCC 22 January 2013
The extent some of our students will go to sit their exams! http://t.co/n6dnDvnD— @chepstowschool 22 January 2013
EMERGENCY responders and community volunteers were kept busy over the weekend as snow and ice caused trouble across Gwent.
Torfaen gritting team give an Elvis-inspired message, featuring 'Darren Graceland' Jones
Latest Stagecoach services from Brynmawr not running:
E2, E3, X74, 45, Schools, College, 61, 97
Limited Service : X15, X4 - Not servicing Gilwern
Latest Stagecoach services from Blackwood not running:
X16, X18, 26, 27, 52, N2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, College Buses, Schools, 903,
5 / 5A Excluding Melrose and top of Pant Estate
14 Restricted service point to point
R1 Risca - Newport main roads only
151 Excluding Cwmcarn and Abercarn
All Creatures Great and Small, the animal sanctuary in Church Farm, Llanfrechfa is closed today.
The Met Office have given an amber warning for snow and ice covering most of South and West Wales, valid until 11am tomorrow.
They say there is a chance of seeing a mix of sleet and snow today and tomorrow, and the maps are showing it slightly easing off later on Wednesday and Thursday.
Thursday is expected to be the coldest night of the week in Gwent, with temperatures of -8C in parts of the valleys.
On Friday and at the weekend temperatures are expected to rise as westerly winds push the cool air away, by Friday temperatures of up to 6C are expected.
Sitting in my tent waiting for conditions to get better, here's my blog: http://t.co/iBRyShd9 Day 35 #Antarctica #frustrated— @richardparks 21 January 2013
The following Stagecoach services from Blackwood are not running:
5 / 5A, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, X16, X18, 27, 52, N2, R1, College Buses, Schools, 903,
14: Restricted service point to point
26: Limited service
151: Limited service excluding Cwmcarn only
See your latest pictures in our snow gallery including this one of Lee Cartwright of Newbridge enjoying a cold breakfast in the snow:
Motorists, please clean snow off vehicles. It could cause a hazard when driving if snow falls onto your windscreen and obscures your view— @gwentpolice 22 January 2013
RT @TransportinMon: Service 43 and Service 83 now operating main roads only.— @PaulMatthews67 22 January 2013
RT @CaerphillyCBC: Bus service update - Service 50 Newport to Bargoed (via Caerphilly) is also running as is the Service 56 Blackwood to Tredegar.— @TravelineTim 22 January 2013
Tonight's evening with @FAWales manager Chris Coleman has been postponed to a later date due to travelling conditions— @croesyafc 22 January 2013
The following Stagecoach services from Brynmawr are not running
E2, E3, X15, X74, 45, Schools, College, 61, 97
The X4 is running Brynmawr to Cardiff only and is commencing shortly
The following Stagecoach services in Cwmbran are not running:
1, 2, 3B, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 30, X20
Number 6 is running, but not via Ty Canol estate.
There are No refuse & Recycling services today... waste staff have been redeployed on snow clearance and refilling grit bins. #gwentsnow— @BlaenauGwentCBC 22 January 2013
The civic centre in Blaenau Gwent is open today #gwentsnow— @ArgusWBain 22 January 2013
Refuse and recycling services in Blaenau Gwent are suspended though. Expecting a full snow update from the council after 11.30 #gwentsnow— @ArgusWBain 22 January 2013
Caerphilly council cabinet at 2pm is cancelled.
RT @richardedmunds1 Just received confirmation that Torfaen Cabinet is on although may start a few minutes later than usual #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 22 January 2013
@ArgusMackintosh Oakdale http://t.co/9hHhSSlz— @tycoffeeoakdale 22 January 2013
Signing on will be excused for Jobseekers today, benefit paid automatically according to @SEWalesJCP due to adverse weather #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 22 January 2013
An accident between two vehicles at Goldcliff has been moved from the road.
Fallen tree blocking aberbeeg to cwm road #gwentsnow— @LauraDoel 22 January 2013
Coming up from Abergavenny http://t.co/j87VvutW— @BlaenafonCheese 22 January 2013
Decision pending on whether Torfaen council's cabinet meeting will go ahead this morning because of snowfall in Pontypool
“@taulupe: Slowly collapsing 😔 http://t.co/AhYg3zKK http://t.co/XMZ3GOWC” #gwentsnow— @ArgusWBain 22 January 2013
Good morning from Caerleon #gwentsnow http://t.co/m2emmqRd— @ArgusKevinWard 22 January 2013
St Joseph's High in Newport only open to pupils taking exams. Cue cheers down the phone from son no2. #gwentsnow— @ArgusKevinWard 22 January 2013
“@gj16aj: @ArgusMKnowles inch and half already fallen in Pentwynmawr already and sky thick 6am today http://t.co/VoMgzSJd” #gwentnow— @ArgusMKnowles 22 January 2013
Cardiff road Newport practically clear of snow due to the mild temperature this morning #gwentsnow— @ArgusMKnowles 22 January 2013
RT @CaerphillyCBC: Our Meals on Wheels teams have been busy delivering hot, nutritious meals to our county borough's residents: http://t.co/mHUzrABj— @ArgusWBain 21 January 2013
“@dan_lydiate: Yep more snow in Newport didn't expect this http://t.co/oZmVXeF6” #gwentsnow— @ArgusWBain 22 January 2013
“@checkoutthedj: Dont come near crumlin hill at a stand still its just no go for cars” #gwentsnow— @ArgusWBain 22 January 2013
The Risca East PACT meeting scheduled for tonight at 7pm has been moved to January 30 at St David's Church, Thistle Way, because of the bad weather
@monmouthshirecc #gwentsnow. Unfortunately no Grassroutes running at present but those with hospital appts advised to ring 0800 085 8015— @TransportinMon 22 January 2013
"@PaulMatthews67: USK primary is OPEN. well done jarred and team" #gwentsnow— @ArgusDDeans 22 January 2013
RT @BlaenauGwentCBC: We're using 4x4's to get children into school for external exams. #gwentsnow— @MichaelaMorris8 22 January 2013
Tweet your pictures of the snow around Gwent using the hashtag #gwentsnow
RT @malky3970: @ArgusNCrockett morning 5-10cm has fallen so far in the upper parts of Thornhill #Cwmbran can't get the car out again! #gwentsnow— @ArgusNCrockett 22 January 2013
RT @chrispevans1: Rogerstone Primary closed! But main school, OPEN, well done to the team there #gwentsnow— @ArgusNCrockett 22 January 2013
RT @coleggwent: Adverse Weather Tues 22 Jan - UPDATE The Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone has been reassessed and will be closed today. #gwentsnow— @ArgusNCrockett 22 January 2013
Monmouthshire council has issued a link for updates because of the snow after experiencing problems with its website this morning http://monmouthshirecc.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/snow-updates/
Full list of all closed Caerphilly schools now online here
RT @ippy67 snowing again in Blackwood. http://t.co/V9oFZG5D #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 22 January 2013
MT @CaerphillyCBC Today’s refuse/recycling collections cancelled; all staff deployed to assist with clearing the roads #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 22 January 2013
Risca Comprehensive's website is decalring the school closed today, but the GCSE Science exam will take place as advised at 9.00 am for those who can make it safely in to school
Newport council announces more school closures - http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/10175862.Gwent_school_closures___Tues_22nd_Jan/
RT @cathy_owens: Da iawn “@NIACEDC: Huge respect to Torfaen Council and the grit crews of Wales for this: http://t.co/x2oxrZWn via @ILovesTheDiff— @EdwinaOHart 21 January 2013
Elvis in council depot in Torfaen http://t.co/7kBlw83e— @urban75chat 22 January 2013
King Henry VIII School in Abergavenny and Llandogo Primary are some of the latest schools to announce closure today. See http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/10175862.Gwent_school_closures___Tues_22nd_Jan/
RT @BlaenauGwent: Some schools have closed this morning due to more snow. Please check http://t.co/ePlKhlZs and @BlaenauGwentCBC for the latest updates— @D41ROB 22 January 2013
Readers are reporting some cannot currently access Caerphilly council's website due to a high volume of traffic this morning as parents check for school closures
“@P_JWally: @ij1971 @ArgusNCrockett @southwalesargus #snowbomb has dropped in Caldicot and is still dropping.” Our JP got it right.— @ij1971 22 January 2013
RT @StevenNott: @ArgusMackintosh Nearly 3 inches of snow in Upper Cwmbran overnight + there's forecast to be significant accumulations 3pm + #gwentsnow— @ArgusMackintosh 22 January 2013
This morning, Newport Bus said it is operating most of the services it would normally operate on a week day. But it is warning passengers to expect some possible delays due to the snow
Newport council says the majority of green and orange lidded bin collections have now been completed.
Wastesavers have covered around 60 per cent of their collections and aim to collect the remainder over the next few days. Please make sure your boxes and bags are left out for collection.
Llanyrafon Manor will be open today. Visitors are asked to use the side entrance on Llanfrechfa way and not the main entrance or car park.
Torfaen council says it has used more than 700 tonnes of salt since Thursday but its supply is still looking healthy.
Cwmbran Stadium Astroturf area will be closed today due to the condition of the surface.
Brynmawr Foundation School is closed today, says Blaenau Gwent council. See the closure list here: http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/10175862.Gwent_school_closures___Tues_22nd_Jan/
Arriva Trains Wales is reporting good service on all its lines - including the Ebbw Valley line.
FRESH snow is falling on Gwent this morning, bringing treacherous driving conditions.
The A4042 is down to one lane in both directions between Abergavenny and Newport, with blizzard conditions. Around an inch of snow has fallen since around 4am.