Snow arrives - three schools close and flood waters rise

Ledbury Reporter: Snow arrives - three schools close and flood waters rise Snow arrives - three schools close and flood waters rise

THE snow finally arrived in Worcestershire overnight but only three schools have closed in the area and flooding may become a problem.

The snow led to the closure of the Kingfisher School in Redditch, Lickey Hills Primary School in Old Birmingham Road, Lickey, and St Luke's CE First School in Redditch.

Worcestershire County Council were on standby all over the weekend with gritters. Drivers have also been urged to take their own precautions, including putting anti-freeze in the cooling system, checking the tread and air pressure in tyres and listening to the radio.

The Met office said it would be cloudy and cold today but mostly dry into the evening with light winds with some sleet and snow may return after midnight from the west. The minimum temperature is -1C. Tomorrow is expected to start and cloudy and dull but should become dry by midday.

Flooding has also proved a problem with New Street in Upton closed due to flooding. There are flood warnings in place on the river Avon at Wyre Piddle and at Strensham and Bredon and flood alerts on the river Severn at Worcestershire and the river Salwarpe. In total there are eight flood warnings and 31 flood alerts in place across the region.

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