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Snow and icy conditions to continue in North Wales

IN as many days, the Met Office has issued a fourth weather warning for snow and ice in North Wales. Five of the region’s six counties—Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, and Gwynedd—are included in the yellow warning.

The alert extends a third warning that was issued yesterday by another 24 hours, until 12pm tomorrow (Thursday). Although ice will be the greatest threat, up to 5 cm of snow is predicted in some areas. It occurs as the region’s highways are disrupted by the winter weather, with several accidents and some roads being closed.

People have been forewarned that there may be additional disruptions to transport and danger of injuries from slips and falls. Today, 36 schools are closed, with Conwy, Flintshire, and Wrexham suffering the most.

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According to a forecast from the Met Office, “Showers will affect the warning area, these falling as a mix of rain and hail near coasts, and sleet and snow inland at times, mainly overnight.

“This will lead to some temporary snow accumulations at low levels, whilst higher ground of Northern Ireland and Wales in particular, could see a further 2-5 cm of snow. For most parts of the warning area, however, ice will be the main hazard.”