Schools were closed and roads became dangerously slippery as heavy snow descended on Herefordshire.

But Ledbury avoided the worst of the weather and schools in the town were able to stay open.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice that covered the entire county. This means the weather has the potential to cause disruption.

The A4103 was among the roads blocked, following a crash in Storridge involving multiple vehicles.

Ledbury Reporter: Bromyard bypass in the snowBromyard bypass in the snow (Image: NQ)

West Mercia Police also said there were a number of abandoned vehicles left on the A44 near Bringsty, causing the road to become “impassable even with appropriate vehicles”.

Several cars were stuck on the A49 at Dinmore Hill, between Hereford and Leominster, and the A465 was impassable between Bromyard and Burley Gate.

Schools around the county made the decision to close because of “snow and freezing conditions”.

The “treacherous travelling conditions” caused problems for teachers getting to schools and a number of schools said the decision was made to protect the safety of pupils, parents and staff.

Schools that closed because of the snow included Ashperton Park, Brockhampton, Colwall and  Cradley primary schools, and Queen Elizabeth High School in Bromyard.

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But Ledbury Primary School and John Masefield High School were able to open as usual.

Readers were quick to condemn schools for closing, with one accusing decision-makers of being “health and safety-conscious snowflakes”.

Another commented: “I would be interested in understanding the economic impact of these closures.

“Parents forced to stay at home to look after kids either taking a day’s holiday or taking a day sick.”

And one added: “What nonsense, I walked to school aged 11 in January 1962, a foot deep in places.

“We just kept our hats, coats and gloves on, no heating either and most of the teachers got there too, we are not setting our kids good examples.”