UK weather: Flights grounded at Manchester Airport as deep freeze hits

Flights have been grounded, roads blocked and schools closed today as whiteout Britain is gripped by a deep freeze – with temperatures expected to fall to -11C (12F) and ‘very significant snowfall’ still on the way.

Manchester Airport was closed until lunchtime as workers desperately tried to clear the runway of snow, with passengers complaining of ‘mayhem’ as people were stuck on planes and flights redirected to other airports. 

Customers complained of a lack of updates on the situation, with one tweeting: ‘I’ll never understand why airports in Switzerland and Austria all cope with meters of snow and yet Manchester Airport shuts after 5cm of the stuff?’ 

Liverpool Airport also temporarily halted flights. The airports, which faced disruption despite warnings of snow by the Met Office, both insisted their airfield teams had worked through the night to try to keep the runways clear. 

Some 115 schools were closed across Greater Manchester today, mostly due to the dangerous road and pavement conditions – including at least six in each of Bolton, Bury, Oldham and Stockport – plus another 11 in Staffordshire.

Various other schools have closed around the UK today. Much Woolton Catholic Primary School near Liverpool announced its snow day on Twitter, asking for ‘creative ideas’ to make the most of a blanket covering the grounds.

National Rail warned some train routes may need to run to an amended timetable if conditions worsen, with Southeastern already announcing it will implement an emergency timetable on Friday due to the bad weather. 

An easyJet plane is deiced at Manchester Airport which has faced severe disruption due to the severe conditions

An easyJet plane is deiced at Manchester Airport which has faced severe disruption due to the severe conditions

An easyJet plane is deiced at Manchester Airport which has faced severe disruption due to the severe conditions

A car veered off the road in icy conditions near Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, today as snow hits the South East of England

A car veered off the road in icy conditions near Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, today as snow hits the South East of England

A car veered off the road in icy conditions near Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, today as snow hits the South East of England

A woman clears the snow and ice from her car this morning in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, amid sub-zero conditions

A woman clears the snow and ice from her car this morning in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, amid sub-zero conditions

A woman clears the snow and ice from her car this morning in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, amid sub-zero conditions

A train at Hunt's Cross station in Liverpool in the snow this morning as Britain braces for further severe weather conditions

A train at Hunt's Cross station in Liverpool in the snow this morning as Britain braces for further severe weather conditions

A train at Hunt’s Cross station in Liverpool in the snow this morning as Britain braces for further severe weather conditions

Cars travel on an icy road near Sevenoaks in Kent today as significant snow hits the South East for the first time this winter

Cars travel on an icy road near Sevenoaks in Kent today as significant snow hits the South East for the first time this winter

Cars travel on an icy road near Sevenoaks in Kent today as significant snow hits the South East for the first time this winter

A beautiful sunrise behind snow-covered fields around Castle Hill in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, this morning

A beautiful sunrise behind snow-covered fields around Castle Hill in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, this morning

A beautiful sunrise behind snow-covered fields around Castle Hill in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, this morning

A storm in France teamed with Arctic winds from the North Pole have led to flurries and sub-zero conditions in the UK, with Transport for London activating their cold weather strategy and running de-icing trains overnight.

A further weather system forecast to arrive tomorrow could break this winter’s current record low of -10.8C (12.6F) set on January 18 in Aberdeenshire, and bring up to 4in (10cm) of snow even to parts of southern England.

Where and when are the Met Office warnings?

NORTHERN SCOTLAND & NORTHERN IRELAND

Ice: 5pm today until 11am tomorrow

WESTERN ENGLAND & WALES

Ice: 6pm today until 10am tomorrow

SOUTHERN ENGLAND, MIDLANDS AND WALES

Snow and ice: 1pm tomorrow until 9pm Friday

EASTERN ENGLAND & SCOTLAND

Snow and ice: 6pm tomorrow until 12pm Friday  

Yellow weather warnings for snow and ice covered most of the UK today, after the lowest temperature recorded overnight was -6.8C (20F) at Aonach Mor in the Highlands, followed by -6C (21F) at Topcliffe in North Yorkshire.

Snow fell overnight in London, but forecasters said the ‘messy’ nature of the weather front, which was a mixture of snow, sleet and rain, meant the problems it caused were ‘patchy’ and not as widespread as feared. 

Londoners told of their sadness after waking up to no snow. One Twitter user said their wheelie bins had frozen shut, while another tweeted: ‘No snow in London but freezing. Does that count? Too cold to go to work?’ 

Another weather warning is in place for much of England and Wales from 1pm tomorrow until 9pm on Friday. The Met Office expects a second cold front with rain and snow to sweep from West to East.

A Manchester Airport spokesman said: ‘Our airfield team has been working through the night to keep the runways clear, which resulted in the day’s operations starting as planned.

‘However, as conditions worsened significantly this morning, we took the decision to temporarily close our runways. We continue to work to mitigate the challenging conditions and hope to minimise further impacts. 

This #UKSnow graphic shows where people are posting on Twitter about snow falling across the UK today  

Customers complained of a lack of updates on the situation at Manchester Airport, with one tweeting: ‘I’ll never understand why airports in Switzerland and Austria all cope with meters of snow and yet Manchester airport shuts after 5cm of the stuff?’

‘However, the safety of our customers and staff is our number one concern and there is likely to be some disruption this morning.’

Two vehicles in a canyon after sliding off a road 

Two vehicles ended up in a canyon after accidents on an isolated road in the Yorkshire Dales during snowfall.

The drivers of the cars – one of them a 4×4 – lost control while trying to get across the road between Settle and Kirkby Malham yesterday.

The photos were taken by mechanic Thomas Beresford, who said the road was ‘sheet ice underneath snow’.

The accidents happened between Settle and Kirkby Malham

The accidents happened between Settle and Kirkby Malham

The accidents happened between Settle and Kirkby Malham

Drivers on the Yorkshire Dales faced severe weather conditions

Drivers on the Yorkshire Dales faced severe weather conditions

Drivers on the Yorkshire Dales faced severe weather conditions

The photos were taken by mechanic Thomas Beresford

The photos were taken by mechanic Thomas Beresford

The photos were taken by mechanic Thomas Beresford

A Liverpool Airport spokesman said: ‘The runway closed at around 6am this morning due to heavy snow falls, however I’m pleased to report that it re-opened at 9.50am. Advice to passengers is to check with their airline regarding any delays.’

He added that workers had spent ‘all evening’ trying to keep the runway and taxi routes clear of snow, telling MailOnline: ‘It’s just an ongoing process when the snow comes down, then once its’s stopped it’s just a chase of clearing the runway and making sure it’s safe for operations.’

Driving conditions were described as ‘horrendous’ in Cornwall and Devon this morning as snow and ice caused at least 20 crashes. Some roads were impassable because lorries trying to climb uphill stretches could not move.

Cars were ‘lightweight’ by comparison and could get up the hills – but could not inch past the stricken lorries. An entire stretch of the A30 was blocked because of stranded lorries between Meldon and Sourton Cross. 

Devon and Cornwall Police appealed in a tweet ‘Please drive carefully this morning, numerous accidents already. Not just snow, but hidden ice patches too. Please slow down and be alert.’

To add to the rush hour chaos, a crash involving a crane caused delays for commuters near Truro in Cornwall this morning. The collision was at around 7.10am on the A39 roundabout near a Tesco store, and fuel spilt on the road.

Journeys on the roads could take ‘a lot’ longer and should be avoided if possible, warned Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill.

Mr Burkill said: ‘Looking further ahead, it’s what happens on Thursday that has the potential to be more disruptive. It does have the potential to bring some very significant snow. We have already got a warning out in force for it. 

‘It’s currently just a yellow warning, but it’s not out of the question that will be ramped up nearer the time. It’s looking like it will be a spell of persistent snow.’ 

The year’s record low, recorded in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, on January 18 is also likely to be beaten. Benton, in Oxfordshire, and Santon Downham, Suffolk, are among parts of England which could be coldest. 

A husky dog enjoys a walk on Camp Hill in Woolton, Liverpool, today as forecasters predict 'very significant snowfall'

A husky dog enjoys a walk on Camp Hill in Woolton, Liverpool, today as forecasters predict 'very significant snowfall'

A husky dog enjoys a walk on Camp Hill in Woolton, Liverpool, today as forecasters predict ‘very significant snowfall’

Morning fog floats through the valley at Tingwall on the Shetland Islands today after recent snowfall

Morning fog floats through the valley at Tingwall on the Shetland Islands today after recent snowfall

Morning fog floats through the valley at Tingwall on the Shetland Islands today after recent snowfall

Members of the public help push a slipping car up a hill during rush hour this morning in Altrincham, Cheshire

Members of the public help push a slipping car up a hill during rush hour this morning in Altrincham, Cheshire

Members of the public help push a slipping car up a hill during rush hour this morning in Altrincham, Cheshire

Clare Strode and her four-year-old son Alejandro enjoy sledging this morning on Camp Hill in Woolton, Liverpool

Clare Strode and her four-year-old son Alejandro enjoy sledging this morning on Camp Hill in Woolton, Liverpool

Clare Strode and her four-year-old son Alejandro enjoy sledging this morning on Camp Hill in Woolton, Liverpool

Snow showers drift in as dawn breaks today over a neolithic burial mound and ring of trees called Minninglow in Derbyshire

Snow showers drift in as dawn breaks today over a neolithic burial mound and ring of trees called Minninglow in Derbyshire

Snow showers drift in as dawn breaks today over a neolithic burial mound and ring of trees called Minninglow in Derbyshire

Eight-year-old Lottie Davies plays in the snow this morning in Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Eight-year-old Lottie Davies plays in the snow this morning in Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Lottie plays in the snow in Rochdale

Lottie plays in the snow in Rochdale

Eight-year-old Lottie Davies plays in the snow this morning in Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Snowmen on the banks of the River Cam in Cambridge today, as Britain braces for further snowfall and sub-zero conditions 

Snowmen on the banks of the River Cam in Cambridge today, as Britain braces for further snowfall and sub-zero conditions 

Snowmen on the banks of the River Cam in Cambridge today, as Britain braces for further snowfall and sub-zero conditions 

People enjoy sledging on Camp Hill in Woolton, Liverpool, today as forecasters predicted "very significant snowfall" this week

People enjoy sledging on Camp Hill in Woolton, Liverpool, today as forecasters predicted "very significant snowfall" this week

People enjoy sledging on Camp Hill in Woolton, Liverpool, today as forecasters predicted ‘very significant snowfall’ this week

‘I think Scotland will probably be the coldest place but it’s not out of the question we get into negative double figures in parts of England,’ Mr Burkill said.

Children enjoy snow day as hundreds of schools close across Britain

Snowfall and freezing temperatures has forced the closure of many schools across the country.

Thousands of children were granted a snow day after the wintry conditions set in on Tuesday night.

Many schools and headteachers took to social media to announce the closures, with some instructing pupils on how to access their homework. However, other tweets also told the youngsters to enjoy the weather.

Schools across Greater Manchester closed, as well as some in Liverpool, Sefton and St Helens. Other areas with closures included Lancashire, Cheshire, North Wales, and the Highlands.

Many local councils tweeted links to their websites outlining the schools that were not open.

Parents and carers wanting to check whether their child’s school was open were also able to do so through the Department for Education’s website. Upon entering their postcode they are directed to the council website, detailing all the closures.

Salford City Council, where at least 13 schools closed, listed their names alongside the reasons for them being shut. These include ‘staff unable to get to school safely’ and ‘pupil safety and staff unable to get into school’.

Tomorrow will start off ‘very cold’ as the weather system pushes eastwards from the South West. Areas of higher ground could get up to 4in (10cm) of snow.

‘It’s worth bearing in mind there will be some disruption, particularly to travel. If you’re heading out on the roads, be aware your journey will take a lot longer than normal,’ Mr Burkill added. 

‘There’s an ice risk which is going to cause some problems so even if there is no snow it could be icy on the roads and pavement which people need to be aware of.’

Official Met Office figures for snowfall yesterday showed the worst-hit areas were Tulloch Bridge, Inverness-shire, with 4.3in (11cm), and Spadeadam, Cumbria, with 4in (10cm).

Councils have prepared for heavy snowfall, with more than 1.4million tonnes of salt stockpiled, the Local Government Association said. 

A spokesman for Staffordshire County Council, where 12 schools had closed today, said: ‘All of our 40 gritters have been out – but do take extra care on the roads.’ 

And a spokesman for Bolton Council, where seven schools closed today, said this morning: ‘Care workers are carrying out home visits on foot this morning to make sure everyone is seen as planned.

‘We’re sorry, we’ve had to suspend waste and recycling collections today due to the adverse weather and the topography of the area.

‘We’ve been out gritting all our main routes four times overnight finishing at 5am and are currently out treating roads as needed.’

A man walks down a snow covered road in Speke, Liverpool, this morning as Britain braces for further sub-zero conditions

A man walks down a snow covered road in Speke, Liverpool, this morning as Britain braces for further sub-zero conditions

A man walks down a snow covered road in Speke, Liverpool, this morning as Britain braces for further sub-zero conditions

People walk through snow on the banks of the River Cam in Cambridge today amid the severe weather conditions

People walk through snow on the banks of the River Cam in Cambridge today amid the severe weather conditions

People walk through snow on the banks of the River Cam in Cambridge today amid the severe weather conditions

Two cars involved in a crash on a snowy road in Manchester this morning as severe conditions hit Britain

Two cars involved in a crash on a snowy road in Manchester this morning as severe conditions hit Britain

Two cars involved in a crash on a snowy road in Manchester this morning as severe conditions hit Britain

Flights at Manchester Airport are disrupted this morning following heavy snowfall in the area overnight

Flights at Manchester Airport are disrupted this morning following heavy snowfall in the area overnight

Flights at Manchester Airport are disrupted this morning following heavy snowfall in the area overnight

Bickerstaffe Church of England School in Lancashire tweeted this photograph today, saying that the school had been closed

Bickerstaffe Church of England School in Lancashire tweeted this photograph today, saying that the school had been closed

Bickerstaffe Church of England School in Lancashire tweeted this photograph today, saying that the school had been closed

Snow on cars in Liverpool today as forecasters predict temperatures to plunge to -11C in some parts of the country

Snow on cars in Liverpool today as forecasters predict temperatures to plunge to -11C in some parts of the country

Snow on cars in Liverpool today as forecasters predict temperatures to plunge to -11C in some parts of the country

Snow on the A6, causing dangerous driving conditions near Stockport in Greater Manchester

Snow on the A6, causing dangerous driving conditions near Stockport in Greater Manchester

Snow on the A6, causing dangerous driving conditions near Stockport in Greater Manchester

In Stockport, the council said: ‘Stockport schools will always try to stay open, however, closures and changes to opening times may occur due to a number of reasons, e.g. bad weather.’

Age UK is advising vulnerable and elderly Britons to stock up on medicines and ensure they have plenty of food at home.

The charity suggests keeping blankets, food and a shovel in the car, torches in case of a power cut and emergency numbers at hand. 

Malcolm Booth, of the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners, echoed the advice, saying: ‘It is very easy to get caught off-guard when cold weather sets in so it might be wise to stock up on basics so there is something warm to eat and will save having to venture out in the worst of the weather.’

‘It is easy to forget how traumatic a cold snap can be. It is important to keep warm, eat well and avoid going out in the worst conditions.’

One driver said it had taken him 45 minutes to travel a mile on his way home today from Manchester to Hackney, East London

One driver said it had taken him 45 minutes to travel a mile on his way home today from Manchester to Hackney, East London

One driver said it had taken him 45 minutes to travel a mile on his way home today from Manchester to Hackney, East London

One passenger stuck on an aircraft at Manchester Airport for four hours tweeted: 'A man with a brush commences the sophisticated de-icing process'

One passenger stuck on an aircraft at Manchester Airport for four hours tweeted: 'A man with a brush commences the sophisticated de-icing process'

One passenger stuck on an aircraft at Manchester Airport for four hours tweeted: ‘A man with a brush commences the sophisticated de-icing process’

Snowploughs today at Liverpool John Lennon Airport which has temporarily halted flights due to the severe weather

Snowploughs today at Liverpool John Lennon Airport which has temporarily halted flights due to the severe weather

Snowploughs today at Liverpool John Lennon Airport which has temporarily halted flights due to the severe weather

Snow covered daffodils in Liverpool are pictured today as Britain braces for "significant snowfall" likely to cause travel chaos

Snow covered daffodils in Liverpool are pictured today as Britain braces for "significant snowfall" likely to cause travel chaos

Snow covered daffodils in Liverpool are pictured today as Britain braces for ‘significant snowfall’ likely to cause travel chaos

A snow-covered morning for commuters in Mossley, Manchester, as the North West faces significant snowfall today

A snow-covered morning for commuters in Mossley, Manchester, as the North West faces significant snowfall today

A snow-covered morning for commuters in Mossley, Manchester, as the North West faces significant snowfall today

Yesterday, there was a blanket of snow on higher ground in Wales, the Peak District, Cumbria, the Scottish Highlands and the Pennines, and cars became stranded on roads near Aberystwyth. 

Today, vehicles were stranded on the A38 between Whiddon Down and Okehampton on Dartmoor. Devon and Cornwall Police said there were more than 20 driving incidents in an hour yesterday morning – mostly in Devon. 

Schools across North Wales were forced to close while police urged motorists to avoid Blaenau Ffestiniog due to the appalling conditions. A car overturned on the M6 near Shap in Cumbria, where the thick snow caused chaos. 

Meanwhile, police in Scotland caught one motorist driving a snow-covered car with just a small square of windscreen cleared to see through – and the vehicle’s rear and side windows completely covered.

Pictures of the car were posted on social media by police before the driver was stopped in the Scottish Highlands and given a fixed penalty notice.

A man puts salt down on his drive in Woolton, Liverpool, this morning as Britain braces for further very cold conditions

A man puts salt down on his drive in Woolton, Liverpool, this morning as Britain braces for further very cold conditions

A man puts salt down on his drive in Woolton, Liverpool, this morning as Britain braces for further very cold conditions

Liverpool Airport temporarily halted flights this morning due to the severe weather that hit parts of Britain overnight

Liverpool Airport temporarily halted flights this morning due to the severe weather that hit parts of Britain overnight

Liverpool Airport temporarily halted flights this morning due to the severe weather that hit parts of Britain overnight

Snow in Lower Kingswood, Surrey, this morning as Britain wakes up to sub-zero temperatures in many areas

Snow in Lower Kingswood, Surrey, this morning as Britain wakes up to sub-zero temperatures in many areas

Snow in Lower Kingswood, Surrey, this morning as Britain wakes up to sub-zero temperatures in many areas

Two people walk along a snow covered road in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, this morning

Two people walk along a snow covered road in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, this morning

Two people walk along a snow covered road in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, this morning

Snow surrounds the statue of The Beatles in Liverpool today as forecasters predict "very significant snowfall" this week

Snow surrounds the statue of The Beatles in Liverpool today as forecasters predict "very significant snowfall" this week

Snow surrounds the statue of The Beatles in Liverpool today as forecasters predict ‘very significant snowfall’ this week

Snow ploughs at Liverpool John Lennon Airport today after it temporarily halted flights due to the severe weather

Snow ploughs at Liverpool John Lennon Airport today after it temporarily halted flights due to the severe weather

Snow ploughs at Liverpool John Lennon Airport today after it temporarily halted flights due to the severe weather

A low pressure system affecting France – named Storm Gabriel by the French – is sending moisture over Scotland, which turns to snow as soon as this hits the cold air flow.

Yesterday, thousands of motorists were held up as a blanket of snow arrived in time for the morning rush hour. The M77 was jammed from Ayrshire to Glasgow city centre as snow settled.

A pre-arranged wide load was escorted along the M8 – despite the yellow warning – resulting in tailbacks at Blackburn and Livingston, West Lothian.

At Kirk O’ Shotts, Lanarkshire – the highest point on the M8 between Glasgow and Edinburgh – an accident blocked one lane of the eastbound carriageway.

More than 300 pupils in the Highlands had a day off school due to the snow, with two secondaries and eight primaries closed. Farther south, schoolchildren in Lanark made their way to classes amid heavy snowfall.

Two people chose to ski to work in West Didsbury, Greater Manchester, this morning as the roads became dangerous for cars

Two people chose to ski to work in West Didsbury, Greater Manchester, this morning as the roads became dangerous for cars

Two people chose to ski to work in West Didsbury, Greater Manchester, this morning as the roads became dangerous for cars

A picture postcard scene of snow on the ground in the Cheshire village of Disley on the edge of the Peak District this morning

A picture postcard scene of snow on the ground in the Cheshire village of Disley on the edge of the Peak District this morning

A picture postcard scene of snow on the ground in the Cheshire village of Disley on the edge of the Peak District this morning

'Snow 2019' is written on a vehicle in Liverpool this morning as forecasters expect further snowfall later this week

'Snow 2019' is written on a vehicle in Liverpool this morning as forecasters expect further snowfall later this week

‘Snow 2019’ is written on a vehicle in Liverpool this morning as forecasters expect further snowfall later this week

Snow is seen over buildings in Manchester this morning after the city experienced heavy snowfall overnight

Snow is seen over buildings in Manchester this morning after the city experienced heavy snowfall overnight

Snow is seen over buildings in Manchester this morning after the city experienced heavy snowfall overnight

Snow falls this morning in the Monton Green area of Salford, Greater Manchester

Snow falls this morning in the Monton Green area of Salford, Greater Manchester

Snow falls this morning in the Monton Green area of Salford, Greater Manchester

Highways England posted this picture of snow on a main road in the North West as it urged drivers to 'take exta care'

Highways England posted this picture of snow on a main road in the North West as it urged drivers to 'take exta care'

Highways England posted this picture of snow on a main road in the North West as it urged drivers to ‘take exta care’

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School closures across Britain amid severe weather 

Some 115 schools were closed across Greater Manchester due to the severe weather today – including at least six in each of Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Stockport and Rochdale – plus another 11 in Staffordshire. Here is the full list:

Cheshire

Alderley Edge School for Girls

Arches Primary School, Blacon

Chelford CE Primary School

Dorin Park School, Chester

Kettleshulme St James’ CE Primary School

Macclesfield College

Mobberley CE Primary School

Park Lane School, Macclesfield

Poynton High School

St Alban’s Catholic Primary School

The Macclesfield Academy

Wilmslow High School

Wood Memorial Primary School, Saltney

St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, Saltney

Rochdale

Falinge Park High School

St Cuthbert’s RC

Holy Trinity CE School

St Gabriel’s CE School

Hopwood Hall College

Redwood School

Sandbrook CPS

Castleton Children’s Centre

Deeplish Children’s Centre

Oldham

Crompton House Church of England School

Oldham College

Blue Coat

Kingland School

Christ Church CE

Darul Hadis Latifah Northwest

Oasis Academy

Stockport

Bramhall High School

Werneth School

Marple Hall School

St Philip’s

Castle Hill High School

St James’ High School

St Anne’s RC High School

Laurus Cheadle Hulme

St Anne’s PE

Cheadle Hulme High

Green Bank Prep

Banks Lane Infants

Ladybrook Primary

HSHS PE

Harrytown Catholic High School

Bury

Elton High School, Bury

Tottington Primary

Spring Lane School

Radcliffe Primary

Hazel Grove High School

Holy Cross College

Gorsefield Primary School

Woodhey High School

St Andrews Primary School

St Joseph’s Primary School

Holcombe Brooke Primary 

Parrenthorn School 

Sunny Bank Primary School

St Lukes

Derby High

St Peter’s

Peel Brow Primary School

Hazlehurst Primary School

Stubbins Primary School

St Monica’s RC High School

Reddish Vale High School

Ribble Drive Primary

Sunny Bank Primary

Manchester

Abraham Moss School

Manchester Grammar School

Withington Girls’ School

West Didsbury CE School

Manchester High School for Girls

Manchester Vocational and Learning Academy

Plymouth Grove Primary School

William Hulme’s Grammar School

St Barnabas CE

Manchester Enterprise Academy

Trinity High

Manchester Academy

Cedar Mount Academy

Lostock College

St Peter’s RC High School

Melland High School

Connell Sixth Form College

St James Primary

Loreto High School

Newall Green Primary School

Saint Paul’s Catholic High School

Bridgelea Primary School (both Withington and Longsight sites)

Bolton

Essa Academy

Bowness Primary

Lord’s School

Smithills School

Ladybridge High School

Beacon Primary School

Horwich Parish CE

Personal Learning Centre

Trafford

Wellington School 

Flixton Girls School 

St James and Emmanuel 

Elmridge Primary

St Ambrose

Trafford College

Altrincham College of Arts

Acre Hall Primary

Lime Tree Academy

Altrincham Girls Grammar

Loreto Grammar

Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College

Brooklands Primary

Ashton-on-Mersey High School

Seymour Park CPS

Tameside

Alder Community High

Tameside College

All Saints CC

Russell Scott Primary

Clarendon Sixth Form College

Wigan

Fred Longworth High School

   Salford

Alder Brook Primary Partnership Centre

Chatsworth High School

Oakwood Academy

Harrop Fold School

Barton Moss

St Mary’s CE

St Paul’s Peel CE

Salford City Academy

The Clifton Centre PRU

Chatworth High School

Chorley

Brindle St James’ Church of England Primary School

Buckshaw Primary School

Alder Grange School

All Saints’ Catholic High School

Bacup Britannia Community Primary School

Bacup Holy Trinity Stacksteads Church of England Primary School

Bacup St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School

Balladen Community Primary School

Crawshawbooth Primary School

Fearns Community Sports College

Haslingden Hillside Nursery School

Haslingden Primary School

Haslingden St James Church of England Primary School

Sharneyford Primary School

St James-the-Less Roman Catholic Primary School. Rawtenstall

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School. Haslingden

St Paul’s Church of England Primary School, Rawtenstall

Stubbins Primary School

Water Primary School

Waterfoot Primary School

Whitworth Community High School

West Lancashire

Bickerstaffe Voluntary Controlled Church of England School

Bishop Martin Church of England Primary School

Brookfield Park Primary School

Cobbs Brow School

Highfield Primary School

Mayfield Specialist School

Hyndburn & Ribble Valley

Accrington Green Haworth Church of England Primary School

Accrington St Mary Magdalen’s Church of England Primary School

Accrington St Peter’s Church of England Primary School

Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School

St Oswald’s Roman Catholic Primary School. Accrington

Rossendale

Crawford Village Primary School

Dalton St Michael’s Church of England Primary School

Delph Side Community Primary School

Hillside Community Primary School

Hope High School

Kingsbury Primary School- full school closed

Skelmersdale Trinity Church of England/Methodist Primary School

St Bede’s Catholic High School, Ormskirk – a Spec Arts College

St John’s Catholic Primary School. Skelmersdale

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School. Up Holland

St Thomas the Martyr Church of England Primary School

The Acorns School

West Lancashire Community High School

Staffordshire

Dove Bank Primary School

St. Edward’s CofE Academy, Cheddleton

Blackshaw Moor CE(VC) First School

The Meadows Special School

St. Bartholomew’s CE(VC) Primary School, Longnor

Springfield School

Rushton CE(VC) Primary School

Blackfriars Academy, Newcastle

St Michael’s CofE (C) First School, Horton

Horton Lodge Community Special School

St. Anne’s CE(VC) Primary School, Brown Edge

Merseyside

Abbot’s Lea School

Lathom High School

Woolton High School

Gilbrook School

Clifford Holroyde Specialist SEN College

St Bedes High School

Orrets Meadow

Millstead Primary School

Croxteth Community Primary School

Scottish Highlands

Auchtertyre Primary

Auchtertyre Primary Nursery

Bonar Bridge Nursery – EM

Bonar Bridge Primary

Broadford Nursery – EM

Broadford Primary

Bualnaluib Primary

Bualnaluib Primary Nursery

Bun-Sgoil Shlèite

Bun-sgoil Shleite – GM Nursery

Carbost Primary

Carbost Primary Nursery

Dunvegan Nursery – GM

Dunvegan Primary

Edinbane Primary

Elgol Primary

Farr High School

Farr Primary (Suth)

 Farr Primary Nursery (Suth)

Glenelg Primary

Glenelg Primary Nursery

Kilmuir Primary

Kilmuir Primary Nursery – GM

Kinlochbervie High School

Kinlochbervie Primary

Kinlochewe Primary

Kinlochewe Primary Nursery

Lairg Primary

Lairg Primary Nursery

Loch Duich Primary

Macdiarmid Primary

Macdiarmid Primary Nursery

Melvich Primary

Melvich Primary Nursery

Plockton High School

Plockton Primary

Poolewe Primary

 Poolewe Primary Nursery

Rosehall Primary

Shieldaig Primary

Shieldaig Primary Nursery

Staffin Primary

Staffin Primary Nursery – GM

Struan Primary

Flintshire

Elfed High School, Buckley

Southdown Primary School, Buckley

Ysgol Bro Carmel

Drury Primary School

Nannerch V.C. Primary School

Ysgol Treffynnon

Ysgol Maes Y Felin in Holywell

Mountain Lane Primary School in Buckley

Lixwm Primary School

St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School in Flint

Northop Hall C.P. School

Ysgol Terrig, Treuddyn

Alun School, Mold

Cornist Park School in Flint

Ysgol Parc y Llan in Treuddyn

St John the Baptist Church in Wales VA school

Ysgol Yr Escob in Caerwys

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Snow show in the capital! Londoners moan of frozen wheelie bins and chilly start after blizzards skip the big city but leave parts of UK coated in white

With a severe weather warning in place across London last night, there was a good chance that the capital might have had its first significant snow in a year.

But these hopes were dashed as Londoners woke up this morning to a distinct lack of the white stuff – despite a frosty start after the occasional flurry overnight.

One Twitter user said their wheelie bins had frozen shut, while another tweeted: ‘No snow in London but freezing. Does that count? Too cold to go to work?’

A further social media user posted a picture of a snowless train platform this morning, saying: ‘So much for London snow – I feel robbed of a snow day!’

Another Londoner posted a picture of his cut knee after an accident on his bicycle during a morning ride today, saying: ‘They didn’t bother gritting the cycle lanes.’ 

Snow flurries had been forecast for London, which was within a Met Office severe yellow warning area overnight, but they had not been expected to settle.

Forecasters said the ‘messy’ weather front – a mixture of snow, sleet and rain – meant the problems it caused were ‘patchy’ and not as widespread as feared.

But there will be a further chance of snow disruption from tomorrow night when London is again under a Met Office weather warning for severe conditions. 

Snow-way I’m going out there! Cute bunny shelters from cold in adorable photo – as MailOnline readers share their Whiteout Wednesday snaps

It’s been the first significant snowfall of winter for many parts of Britain.

And MailOnline readers were out in force today taking pictures of the wintry scenes across the country as many parts faced dangerous travel conditions.

Others took pictures of their pets investigating the snow as the country braced for further snowfall over the next two days amid possible -11C (12F) temperatures.

Snowfall brought Manchester and Liverpool airports to a standstill this morning as many schools in the cities closed their doors owing to the harsh conditions.

Gritters worked to clear roads across the North West as commuters were warned over tricky conditions and long delays by Highways England.

The disruption is set to deepen with a weather system arriving from the south west and pushing north tomorrow. The next warnings are in place from 3pm.

Rufus the rabbit hides from the snow in Matlock, Derbyshire, in this photo from Karen Fry

Rufus the rabbit hides from the snow in Matlock, Derbyshire, in this photo from Karen Fry

Rufus the rabbit hides from the snow in Matlock, Derbyshire, in this photo from Karen Fry

Islay Stoutjesdyk's dog Daisy enjoys the sprinkling of snow this morning in Lynsted, Kent

Islay Stoutjesdyk's dog Daisy enjoys the sprinkling of snow this morning in Lynsted, Kent

Islay Stoutjesdyk’s dog Daisy enjoys the sprinkling of snow this morning in Lynsted, Kent

Lucy Hall was stuck on a plane at Manchester Airport for four hours. She captioned this photo by saying: 'A man with a brush commences the sophisticated de-icing process'

Lucy Hall was stuck on a plane at Manchester Airport for four hours. She captioned this photo by saying: 'A man with a brush commences the sophisticated de-icing process'

Lucy Hall was stuck on a plane at Manchester Airport for four hours. She captioned this photo by saying: ‘A man with a brush commences the sophisticated de-icing process’

Snow in Lower Kingswood, Surrey, today as Britain wakes up to a blanket of the white stuff

Snow in Lower Kingswood, Surrey, today as Britain wakes up to a blanket of the white stuff

Snow in Lower Kingswood, Surrey, today as Britain wakes up to a blanket of the white stuff

Freya enjoys the snow with her dog Nahla in Manchester, in a picture taken by Ruth Doughlas 

Freya enjoys the snow with her dog Nahla in Manchester, in a picture taken by Ruth Doughlas 

Freya enjoys the snow with her dog Nahla in Manchester, in a picture taken by Ruth Doughlas 

Snow in Nantwich, Cheshire, was enough to build a snowman, in this photo by Willow Mink

Snow in Nantwich, Cheshire, was enough to build a snowman, in this photo by Willow Mink

Snow in Nantwich, Cheshire, was enough to build a snowman, in this photo by Willow Mink

Nikitta Levick's dog looks inside after walking on the snow in Wigan, Greater Manchester

Nikitta Levick's dog looks inside after walking on the snow in Wigan, Greater Manchester

Nikitta Levick’s dog looks inside after walking on the snow in Wigan, Greater Manchester

MailOnline reader Damian Rooney took this photo of snow on the ground in Winsford, Cheshire

MailOnline reader Damian Rooney took this photo of snow on the ground in Winsford, Cheshire

MailOnline reader Damian Rooney took this photo of snow on the ground in Winsford, Cheshire

Justin Daniel said it had taken him 45 minutes to travel a mile as he drove from Manchester to Hackney, East London

Justin Daniel said it had taken him 45 minutes to travel a mile as he drove from Manchester to Hackney, East London

Justin Daniel said it had taken him 45 minutes to travel a mile as he drove from Manchester to Hackney, East London

Toni Hutchinson took this photo of snow in the Norden area of Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Toni Hutchinson took this photo of snow in the Norden area of Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Toni Hutchinson took this photo of snow in the Norden area of Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Snow early this morning in Blandford Forum, Dorset, was photographed by Paula Harding

Snow early this morning in Blandford Forum, Dorset, was photographed by Paula Harding

Snow early this morning in Blandford Forum, Dorset, was photographed by Paula Harding

One reader photographed snow in the village of High Lane in Stockport, Greater Manchester

One reader photographed snow in the village of High Lane in Stockport, Greater Manchester

One reader photographed snow in the village of High Lane in Stockport, Greater Manchester

Nick Jager took a picture of snow today outside the Travelodge hotel in Norwich, Norfolk

Nick Jager took a picture of snow today outside the Travelodge hotel in Norwich, Norfolk

Nick Jager took a picture of snow today outside the Travelodge hotel in Norwich, Norfolk

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