Heavy snow causing chaos in Wakefield - UPDATE

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HEAVY snow has caused disruption to schools and travel this morning.

Most of the district’s schools have closed and bus services have been suspended.

Wakefield College is open and scheduled exams will still take place.

But tonight’s evening classes at the college have been cancelled.

Arriva said the 100, 102, 104, 114, 147, 157, 194, 485 and 496 services were not running this morning.

And they said the 110, 126, 127, 145, 148, 149, 150, 195, 196, 425, 427, 444, 446, 443 and 481 were only operating on main roads.

Train services are still running but delays have been reported.

And Wakefield’s outdoor market is closed.

The Met Office said the snow would continue until early evening but would gradually ease off throughout the day.

Up to 5cm of snow has been forecast.

A severe weather warning issued this morning said: “The public should be prepared for the risk of disruption to travel, and the likelihood of road closures, as well as possible disruption to power supplies.”

SCHOOLS FULLY CLOSED

Airedale Academy

Airedale Infant School

Altofts Junior School

Carleton Community High School

Carleton Park J&I School

Carlton J & I School

Crigglestone Nursery School and Early Years Centre

Crofton Infants School

Crofton Junior School

Dane Royd J & I School

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School

Flanshaw J&I School

Halfpenny Lane J & I School

Havercroft J&I School

Hemsworth Grove Lea Primary School

Hemsworth St Helen’s CE Primary School

Hendal Primary School

High Well School

Highfield School

Holy Family & St. Michael’s Catholic Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Horbury Academy

Horbury Primary School

Kettlethorpe High School

The King’s School

Kingsland School Stanley

Kinsley Primary J & I Schoo

Lawefield Primary School

Mackie Hill J & I School

Methodist J I & Nursery School

Moorthorpe Primary (J & I) School

The Mount J&I School

Netherton J & I School

Northfield Primary & Nursery School

Oakfield Park School

Oyster Park Primary School

Park Junior School

Pinderfields Hospital School (The Wrenthorpe Centre)

Redhill Infant School

Redhill Junior School

Ryhill J, I & Nursery School

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Sandal Magna Community Primary School

Shay Lane Primary J & I School

South Parade Primary School

St. Austin’s Catholic Primary School

St. Giles CE J & I School

St. Ignatius Catholic Primary School

St. James CE J & I School

St. Thomas a Becket Catholic College, Wakefield

St. Thomas CE Junior School

Stanley Grove Primary and Nursery School

Stockingate Mill Junior School

The Castle Children’s Centre (and nursery)

The Priory Centre

The Springfield Centre

Townville Infant School

Upton Primary School

Wakefield Pathways School Castleford

West Bretton J & I School

PARTIAL CLOSURES

St. Wilfrid’s Catholic High School Sixth Form and Language College, still open for exam students

Minsthorpe Community College A Specialist Science College, still open for exam students

Hemsworth Arts and Community College, still open for exam students

Crofton Academy, still open for exam students

Castleford Academy, still open for exam students

Cathedral Academy, still open for exam students

Cobblers Lane Primary School, only the nursery is closed

Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College, still open for sixth form exam students