More snow expected as Dursley grinds to a halt

Gazette Series: Castle Street, Dursley Castle Street, Dursley

MORE snow is expected over the weekend and into next week as Dursley and the surrounding area grinds to a halt.

The Met Office is reporting a let up from the snow this evening (Friday, January 18) but will return Sunday morning. It is also expected to snow most of Monday and Tuesday.

In addition, continued low temperatures are expected to lead to impacted snow on the highways across the county in the following days.

Gloucestershire Highways teams are out treating key routes this afternoon and anticipate further gritting runs this evening following rush hour.

The hazardous conditions have caused disruption throughout the area as most schools and many businesses stayed shut as up to 4 inches of snow fell.

Treacherous roads meant waste and recycling collections in Stroud district were cancelled but a Stroud District Council spokesman said householders are advised to leave out their waste and recycling.

"If conditions improve we will attempt to catch up on missed collections on Saturday and Monday,” he said.

"If it hasn't been collected by Monday residents are asked to take it back in and put it out for their next scheduled collection day."

Dursley Swimming Pool closed at 1pm and Dursley Sports Centre is not expected to open this evening.

“We’re hoping to open as normal tomorrow but would advise customers to check the Dursley Pool Facebook page or call 01453 546441 before making their journey,” said a spokesman.

Children throughout the area may well have been rejoicing after nearly all schools in the county were closed.

Cam Woodfield Junior and Infant schools have not opened today, as well as the out of school and pre-school classes.

Rednock School in Dursley was been shut but A-level exams still went ahead for post 16 students.

To find out if your school remains closed on Monday, visit ww3.gloucestershire.gov.uk/closedschools

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