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Looks like Wales got a snow day. Roads and schools take an unexpected holiday!

In parts of Wales, up to 10cm (4in) of snow has fallen, resulting in more than 200 school closures and the closure of some main roads.

Specifically, 70 schools in Caerphilly, 60 in Rhondda Cynon Taf, 24 in Bridgend, 27 in Merthyr Tydfil, and two in both Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff have been shut down.

Additionally, the roads over Caerphilly and Rhigos mountains have also been closed due to the snow.

Yellow warnings for snow and ice have been issued across Wales until Friday.

Several major roads have been impacted by the snow, with the A4059 near Brecon in Powys between the Merthyr Tydfil and Ystradfellte junctions being shut down due to a two-vehicle crash.

The A469 Thornhill Road over Caerphilly mountain, which is a significant route between Cardiff and Caerphilly, has also been blocked by snow.

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The A4061 Rhigos Mountain Pass between Treherbert to Rhondda Cynon Taf is also impassable due to the weather conditions.

Traffic Wales has reported congestion on the A470 and has warned of poor driving conditions on the A465 Heads of the Valleys road near Ebbw Vale.

In addition, Bristol Airport has suspended flights until 11:00 GMT due to the snow, with several planes being diverted to Birmingham.

Temperatures overnight have been extremely cold, with -15.2C recorded in Kinbrace in Scotland and -4C at Capel Curig in Snowdonia, Wales.

The Arctic blast is expected to move northwards, with a yellow warning for heavy snow in effect across much of north and mid Wales from 03:00 GMT on Thursday until 14:00 GMT on Friday.

The Met Office has cautioned that heavy snow has the potential to cause disruption in Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Anglesey, Powys, and Wrexham.

School closures


Pentyrch Primary School

Rhondda Cynon Taf

Ferndale Community School

Aberdare Town Primary

Abernant Primary School

Bryncelynnog Comprehensive School

Caradog Primary School

Cwmaman Primary School

Cwmlai Primary School

Gelli Primary School

Hendreforgan Primary School

Heol y Celyn Primary School

Maerdy Community Primary School

Maesgwyn Special School

Penyrenglyn Community Primary School

Penywaun Primary School

Perthcelyn Community Primary School

Pontrhondda Primary School

St John Baptist High School

St Michael’s Primary School

Tylorstown Primary School

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Bodringallt

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Ynyswen

Ysgol Ty Coch

Alaw Primary School

Penpych Primary School

Ysgol Nantgwyn

Cymmer Primary School

Hafod Primary School

Porth Community School

Trealaw Primary School

Treorchy Comprehensive School

Treorchy Primary School

Williamstown Primary School

Ysgol Garth Olwg

Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda

Aberdare Community School

Cwmclydach Community Primary School

Darran Park Primary School

Llwydcoed Primary School

Llwynypia Primary School

Miskin Primary School

Oaklands Primary School

Parc Primary School

Penrhys Primary School

Penyrenglyn Community Primary School

Rhigos Primary School

SS Gabriel & Raphael RC Primary School

St Margaret’s RC Primary School

Tai Education Centre

Ton Infants School

Ton Pentre Junior School

Tonyrefail Community School

Tref y Rhyd Primary School

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Aberdare

Ysgol Grynradd Gymraeg Llwyncelyn

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llyn Y Forwyn

Ysgol Hen Felin

Merthyr Tydfil

Ysgol Santes Tudful

Bedlinog Primary School

Blessed Carlo Acutis

Caedraw Primary School

Cyfarthfa High School

Dowlais Primary School

Edwardsville Primary School

Gellifaelog Primary School

Goetre Primary School

Greenfield School

Gwaunfarren Primary School

Heolgerrig Primary School

Pantysgallog Primary School

Pen-y-Dre High School

Trelewis Primary School

Twynyrodyn School

Ynysowen Primary School

Ysgol Gymraeg Rhyd-y-Grug

Ysgol-Y-Graig Primary School

Cyfarthfa Park Primary School

Edwardsville Primary School

Gellifaelog Primary School

Ty Dysgu


Abercarn Primary

Aberbargoed Primary

Bedwas High School

Bedwas Infants

Bedwas Junior

Blackwood Comprehensive

Blackwood Primary

Bryn Awel Primary

Bryn Primary

Cefn Fforest Primary

Coed-y-Brain Primary

Crumlin Primary

Cwm Glas Infants

Cwm Ifor Primary

Cwmaber Infants

Cwmaber Junior

Cwmaber Primary

Cwmcarn Primary

Cwfenlinfach Primary

Cwrt Rawlin Primary

Derwendeg Primary

Fleur-de-Lys Primary

Glyn Gaer Primary

Graig-y-Rhacca Primary and Nursery Community School

Greenhill Primary

Hendre Infants

Hendre Junior

Hengoed Primary

Heolddu Comprehensive

Idris Davies School

Islwyn High School

Lewis School, Pengam

Libanus Primary

Llancaeach Junior

Llanfabon Infants

Machen Primary

Maesycwmmer Primary

Markham Primary

Nantyparc Primary

Newbridge School

Park Primary School, Bargoed

Pantside Primary

Pengam Primary

Penllwyn Primary

Phillipstown Primary

Pentwynmawr Primary

Phillipstown Primary

Plasyfelin Primary

Pontllanfraith Primary

Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary

Rhydri Primary

Risa Community Comprehensive

Risca Primary

St Cenydd School

St Helens Catholic Primary

St James Primary

St Martins Comprehensive

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The Twyn School

Tir y Berth Primary

Trinant Primary

Ty Isaf Infants

Ty Sign Primary

Tyn y Wern Primary

Tynewydd Primary

Upper Rhymney Primary

Waunfawr Primary

White Rose Primary

Y.G. Cwm Gwyddon

YGG Bro Allta

YGG Caerffili

YGG Y Castell

Ynysddu Primary

Ysgol Bro Sannan

Ysgol Cwm Derwen

Ysgol Gydfun Cwm Rhymni

Ysgol Gymraeg Gilfach Fargoed

Ysgol Gymraeg Trelyn

Ysgol Ifor Bach

Ysgol Penalltau

Ysgol Y Lawnt

Ystrad Mynach Primary


Abercerdin Primary School

Archbishop McGrath

Betws Primary

Blaengarw Primary

Bryncethin Primary

Brynmenyn Primary

Bryntirion Comprehensive

Bryntirion Infants

Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen

Croesty Primary

Cynffig Comprehensive


Llangewydd Junior

Llangynwyd Primary

Maesteg Comprehensive

Pencoed Comprehensive

Pencoed Primary

Porthcawl Comprehensive

Ysgol Bryn Castell

St Mary’s & St Patrick’s Primary

Tondu Primary

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd

Ffaldau Primary

Tondu Primary

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Calon Y Cymoedd

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Calon Y Cymoedd

The Bridge Alternative Provision PRU

Maes-Yr-Haul Primary

Croesty Primary


Ysgol Brynymor

Ysgol Tirdeunaw

Gendros Primary School

Gors Primary School

Hendrefoilan Primary School

Sea View Primary School

Terrace Road Primary School

Townhill Primary School

YGG Brynymor Primary School

Christchurch Church in Wales Primary School

Dylan Thomas Secondary School

Gowerton Secondary School

Ysgol Crug Glas

Maes Derw

Cadle Primary School

Clwyd Primary School

Dunvant Primary School

Llanrhidian Primary School

Llanrhidian Primary School

Bishopston Secondary School

Bishop Vaughan Catholic Seconday School

Ysgol Bryntawe

Parkland Primary School

Pennard Primary School

Portmead Primary School

Sketty Primary School

Olchfa Secondary School

Penyrhoel Secondary School

YG Bryntawe Secondary School

YG Gwyr Secondary School

Ysgol Pen-Y-Bryn

Blaenau Gwent

Abertillery Learning Community

All Saints RC Primary

Beaufort Hill Primary

Blaenycwm Primary

Brynbach Primary

Cwm Primary

Ebbw Fawr Primary and Secondary Campus

Ystruth Primary

Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Hely

Tredegar Comprehensive

Soffryd Primary

Coed Y Garn Primary

Brynmawr Foundation

River Centre 3-16 Learning Community

St. Mary’s R.C. Primary, Brynmawr

St. Mary’s Church-in-Wales Primary

St. Joseph’s R.C. Primary

St. Illtyd’s Primary

Georgetown Primary

Deighton Primary

Glanhowy Primary

Glyncoed Primary

Rhos Y Fedwen Primary

Soffryd Primary

Tredegar Coimprehensive School

Willowtown Primary

Ystruth Primary

Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Helyg


Abersychan School

Blaenavon Heritage VC Primary School

Croesyceiliog Primary

Croesyceiliog School

Crownbridge School

Cwmbran High School

Cwmffrwdoer Primary

Garnteg Primary

George Street Primary

Griffithstown Primary School

Henllys Church in Wales Primary

Nant Celyn Primary

New Inn Primary

Padre Pio RC Primary

Penygarn Community Primary

Pontnewydd Primary

St Albans R.C. High School

West Monmouth School

Woodlands Community Primary School

Ysgol Bryn Onnen

Ysgol Gymraeg Gwynllyw

Ysgol Panteg

Torfaen Pupil Referral Unit


Bassaleg Comprehensive

John Frost School

Neath Port Talbot

Ysgol Hendrefelin

Ysgol Maes Y Coed

Blaendulais Primary School

Croeserw Primary School

Cymer Afan Primary School

Glyncorrwg Primary School

Maesmarchog Community Primary School – opening at 10am to allow for snow clearance to take place

Pen Afan Primary

YGG Blaendulais

Ysgol Hendrefelin

Ysgol Maes Y Coed


Tavernspite Community Primary School

Templeton Community Primary School


Five Roads


Maes Y Gwenydraeth


Caldicot School, years 7, 8 and 9


Llandinam CP School