Met Office issues amber warning for Wirral: Heavy snow causes travel disruption and closes many schools (From Wirral Globe)
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Met Office issues amber warning for Wirral: Heavy snow causes travel disruption and closes many schools
7:10am Friday 22nd March 2013 in News
The Met Office has issued an amber warning for Wirral today, which means widespread snow with a number of road closures, others passable only with care.
BE PREPARED for some disruption to road, rail and air transport with difficult driving conditions likely and longer journey times.
This snow may cause disruption to some public services and possible school closures.
Wirral Council is recommending that parents should check their child's school website in the first instance.
Pensby High School's website has announced that the school will be closed today due to the snow.
Neston High School also will be closed.
St Mary's College, Wallasey, is closed today. A message on its website says if any students have already set off and arrive at college staff will ensure they get home safely.
Wirral Grammar School for Girls and Wirral Grammar School for Boys will not be opening today, along with Brackenwood Juniors.
Bedford Drive Primary, Birkenhead
Brookhurst Primary, Bromborogh
Christ Church C of E Primary , Birkenhead
Clare Mount Sports College, Claughton
Fender Primary, Woodchurch
Ganney's Meadow, Woodchurch
Orrets meadow, Moreton
Higher Bebington Juniors
Kilgarth School, Birkenhead
Lady Mount Catholic Primary, Pensby
Oldershaw Academy, Wallasey
Oxton St Saviours
Pensby High School for Boys
Pensby High School for Girls
Poulton Lancelyn Primary, Bebington
South Wirral High School, Eastham
St Andrew's Primary, Bebington
St John's Juniors, Bebington
St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey
St Michael and All Angels, Upton
St Peter's Primary, Heswall
St Peter and Paul Catholic Primary, New Brighton
Thornton Hough Primary
Town Lane Infants, Bebington
University Academy, Birkenhead
Weatherhead High School, Wallasey
West Kirby Grammar School for Girls
Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Bebington
Wirral Grammar School for Girls, Bebington
Woodlands Primary, Birkenhead
More information on school closures, including a list of schools already closed or planning to close, will be posted here as news becomes available.
The Horseshoe Pass in North Wales has been closed due to heavy snow.
The Avon Bus 84 service is unable to access Raby Mere Estate; the 77 is unable to get to Storeton Village and the 90 cannot get through to Mendip Road in Prenton.
Disruption on Virgin Trains between Holyhead and Crewe due to obstruction on the line between Flint and Shotton.
Delays of 60 minutes and cancellations can be expected.
There is no current estimate for when a normal service will resume. Also affecting Arriva Trains Wales.
Here's a link to the council's website: http://www.wirral.gov.uk/
And Merseytravel: http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/Pages/Welcome.aspx
Latest local weather from the Met Office: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/birkenhead#?tab=fiveDay