Video & Gallery: Snow Continues to Cause Chaos in Comet country

HEAVY snow brought rush hour chaos right across Comet country this morning (Friday). The worst spots were the A505 between Luton and Hitchin around Offley, and the A1(M) between Letchworth Gate (J9) and Welwyn (J6), where traffic was reduced to a crawl. P

HEAVY snow brought rush hour chaos right across Comet country this morning (Friday).

The worst spots were the A505 between Luton and Hitchin around Offley, and the A1(M) between Letchworth Gate (J9) and Welwyn (J6), where traffic was reduced to a crawl.

Police say the A505 Baldock bypass has been closed, as has the A41 northbound from junction 20 of the M25.

Police are also advising motorists not to use the A10, due to a number of collisions which have occurred.

Trains are running but First Capital Connect is warning travellers to expect delays.

Arriva bus services have been suspended across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, and bus services run by Grant Palmer have also been suspended across Bedfordshire.

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Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) has suspended refuse collections and will collect missed rounds on the same day next week. SBC is asking residents not to put out refuse and recycling until conditions improve.

All other SBC services are expected to be operating normally.

LUNCHTIME UPDATE

# A505 Upper Tilehouse Steet in Hitchin: Closed both ways between the B655 Pirton Road junction and the A5228 Hitchin Road junction because of snow.

# The B197 London Road Woolmer Green: Closed near the Bridge Road junction because of a jack-knived lorry.

# A1(M) Junction 9 Northbound: Stationary traffic due to a to a broken down lorry.

# A1 Junction 10 Northbound: Queueing traffic because of snow.

Schools

Schools across Comet country confirmed as closed today are:

Barclay, Stevenage

Bennington primary

Breechwood Green, Hitchin

Derwent Lower School, Henlow

Etonbury, Arlesey

Fairfield Park, Stotfold

Fairlands, Stevenage

Fearnhill, Letchworth GC

Gothic Mede, Arlesey

Graveley

Greenside, Stevenage

Heathcote, Stevenage

Henlow Middle School

Highbury, Hitchin

Highfield, Letchworth GC

Hitchin Girls

Icknield Infant & Nursery School, Letchworth GC

Icknield Walk, Letchworth GC

Kimpton

Lannock, Letchworth GC

Letchmore Infants, Stevenage

Leys Primary & Nursery, Stevenage

Lodge Farm, Stevenage

Lonsdale, Stevenage

Martinswood, Stevenage

Mary Exton, Hitchin

Nobel, Stevenage

Norton St Nicholas, Letchworth GC

Peartree Spring Jnr, Stevenage

Robert Bloomfield, Shefford

Roecroft, Stotfold

Round Diamond, Stevenage

Samuel Lucas, Hitchin

Samuel Whitbread Community College, Clifton

Shefford Lower School

Stevenage ESC

Strathmore Infant and Nursery and Pre-School, Hitchin

Stonehill, Letchworth GC

St Johns , Baldock

St Mary's Junior School, Baldock

St Margaret Clitherow, Stevenage

St Nicholas, Stevenage

Thomas Alleyne, Stevenage

Trotts Hill, Stevenage

The Valley, Stevenage

Wilbury, Letchworth GC

Westbury Primary, Letchworth GC

Weston Way, Baldock

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