Snow in Denbighshire - Update at 7.30pm - 10/12/2017


Snow in Denbighshire -  Update at 7.30pm


Round –up of the snow position in Denbighshire today:

The Horseshoe Pass has remained closed all day. All A routes are open. B routes in the South of the County remain a challenge. Agricultural contractors are helping with snow clearance.  Bus services have operated in the main today with a few exceptions.  North East Wales councils have been in communication all weekend about highways, streetscene and social care to ensure a coordinated response.

Gritters have been working on shifts all weekend and will continue throughout the night.  Temperatures are predicted to drop as low as minus eight degrees overnight, at which point the grit is less effective, so drivers are warned to take extra special precautions.  

The advice to Denbighshire residents is not to travel unless absolutely necessary, particularly in the south of the county. 


Update on services for Monday:

School transport: There will be no school transport operating south of the A55 tomorrow. This is likely to impact on the number of schools opening. 

Schools: To date,  the majority of the schools to the south of the A55 will be closed on Monday:


St Asaph Infants

Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn

Ysgol Caer Drewyn

Ysgol Carrog

Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch, Llanrhaeadr

Ysgol Pant Pastynog, Prion.

Ysgol Tremeirchion

Ysgol Esgob Morgan, St Asaph

Rhos Street School, Ruthin.

St Brigid’s Secondary School

Ysgol Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh

Ysgol Llanbedr Dyffryn  Clwyd

Ysgol Glan Clwyd, St Asaph

Ysgol y Parc, Denbigh

Ysgol Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd

Denbigh High School

Ysgol Trefnant

Ysgol Gellifor

Ysgol Bryn Clwyd, Llandyrnog

Ysgol Betws Gwerfil Goch

Ysgol Bro Elwern, Gwyddelwern

Ysgol  Borthyn, Rhuthun

Ysgol Bryn Collen, Llangollen

Ysgol Dinas Bran, Llangollen

Ysgol Carreg Emlyn

Ysgol Pendref, Denbigh

Ysgol Pentrecelyn

Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog

Ysgol Bodfari

Ysgol Gymraeg y Gwernant, Llangollen

Ysgol Frongoch, Denbigh

Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Ruthin

Ysgol Rhewl

Ysgol Plas Cefndy (Mr Seamark’s Class – the school will re-open for remaining pupils who live north of the A55)

Ysgol Pen Barras, Ruthin

Ysgol Henllan

Ysgol y Llys, Prestatyn

Libraries: We are expecting to open all our libraries tomorrow to allow Council staff to work locally to their homes if they have the ability to do so.  Any limit to the public services available from the libraries will be communicated tomorrow 

Waste services:  They are likely to be restricted in the South of the County as we try to catch up after the disruption on Friday.Collections were due in Rhyl and Denbigh – they will take place in Rhyl but not Denbigh.  The recycling centres at Denbigh and Ruthin will be closed. Rhyl’s will remain open.


Leisure facilities: A decision will be made about these tomorrow morning and will be communicated.


Customer Contact Centre: The customer contact centre will be manned from alternative locations to cope with the inevitably high demand.



Posted on Sunday 10th December 2017