Gallery: Snow Hits Schools
ONLY one school in Hertfordshire has opened today, according to Herts County Council s records. St Margaret Clitherow Roman Catholic School in Stevenage is the only school in the county known to have braved the weather and opened its gates. Thirty-nine pu
ONLY one school in Hertfordshire has opened today, according to Herts County Council's records.
St Margaret Clitherow Roman Catholic School in Stevenage is the only school in the county known to have braved the weather and opened its gates.
Thirty-nine pupils have attended, but the school is set to close at 1.30pm due to the weather forecast.
Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) has said that due to the continuing severe weather conditions there will be no refuse collections today, and North Herts District Council has also suspended its waste and recycling service until the weather improves sufficiently to make conditions safe again.
Stevenage Museum is closed, and the meeting of SBC's Chells and Manor area committee - due to be held at 7.30pm this evening (Monday) - has been cancelled.
Police say there have been no major incidents so far, due to the adverse weather conditions, but they are advising people to think about whether their journey is essential before heading out.
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A spokesman for Herts Police said: "If you do choose to travel, please be aware that road conditions are extremely difficult. Please take extra care and allow extra time for your journey.
"Also please ensure you are dressed warmly and take extra provisions with you just in case."
First Capital Connect has said trains into London from Stevenage are disrupted.
Here is a list of schools confirmed as closed in Comet country:
Arlesey Nursery School
Bennington Primary School
Codicote C of E Primary School
Etonbury Middle School in Arlesey
Fairfield Park Lower School in Stotfold
Fairlands Primary School and Nursery in Stevenage
Fearnhill School in Letchworth GC
Hartsfield JMI School in Baldock
Ickleford Primary School
Lannock Primary School in Letchworth GC
Lodge Farm Primary School in Stevenage
North Hertfordshire College
Oughton Primary and Nursery School in Hitchin
Peartree Spring Infant and Junior Schools in Stevenage
Peartree Way Nursery School in Stevenage
Roecroft Lower School in Stotfold
Round Diamond School in Stevenage
Stevenage Education Support Centre
St John's RC Primary and Nursery School in Baldock
St Mary's Infant and Junior Schools in Baldock
The Heathcote School in Stevenage
The Knights Templar School in Baldock
The Nobel School in Stevenage
The William Ransom Primary School in Hitchin
Wilbury Junior School in Letchworth GC
Samuel Whitbread Community College in Clifton and Shefford Lower School closed at noon.
Henlow Middle School will close from 2pm.