SNOW WATCH: Friday 22nd March - School closures in Mansfield and Ashfield. Updated 9.50am.

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SNOW has fallen across Mansfield and Ashfield overnight causing traffic congestion and several schools to close or shut early in our area.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning with the temperature set to fall below zero in Mansfield during the night.

Snowy conditions have affected roads in the district with several main routes proving hazardous.

The following schools have reported that they will be closed or have altered opening arrangements.

Friday 22nd March, 2013. Updated 9.00am

All Saints’ Catholic School, Mansfield - School is closed. Students should access work on the school’s VLE.

All Saints C of E Infant School, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Beech Hill School, Mansfield

Bracken Hill School, Kirkby in Ashfield - Due to potential transport issues caused by the snow and the prediction that

it will continue all day, Bracken Hill School will be closed today, Friday, 22 March 2013 to both staff and pupils.

Brierley Forest Primary and Nursery School, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Dalestorth Primary and Nursery School, Sutton-in-Ashfield

The Dukeries Academy, Newark - Due to the current weather conditions and forecast for the rest of the day the Principal of The Dukeries Academy has decided for safety reasons to close the Academy today. All pupils and all staff should not travel to the Academy today. Please use ourwebsite for updates.

Eastlands Junior School, Mansfield - School will be closed today to staff and pupils due to the amount of snow that has fallen already and the poor weather conditions which have been forecast for the rest of the day. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and aim to reopen as soon as possible.

Forest Town Primary School, Mansfield - Please note that school will be closed today, Friday 22nd March, for all staff and pupils due to concerns about site safety and the forecast for extreme weather conditions throughout the day. Our apologies to all.

Fountaindale Special School, Mansfield - Due to heavy snow and the risk to transport Fountaindale School will be closed to all pupils and staff for today, Friday. Parents are asked to contact their child’s transport to inform them.

Garibaldi College, Mansfield

Healdswood Infant and Nursery School, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Hillocks Primary School, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Holgate School, Hucknall

Jacksdale Primary and Nursery School, Nottingham

John Davies Primary School and Nursery, Huthwaite - Due the extreme weather conditions (now and forecast for the rest of the day) and the fact they we can not get emergency services up Barker Street, John Davies Primary will be closed today. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Kimberley Primary & Nursery School, Kimberley - School is open for children who’s parents cannot find alternative provision. School will be run by those staff who can get to and from work safely.

King Edward Primary School and Nursery, Mansfield - Will be closed today due to the snow and the forecast for more significant snowfall through the day. Y5 pupils should still go to Brunts as planned. A text will be sent to Y5 if this changes. Staff need not attend.

Kirkby College, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Landmarks Specialist College, Creswell - Will be closed to learners today due to snowfall and further heavy snow is forecast throughout the day. Staff should attend between 10.00 and 14.00 for site clearance and animal care duties.

Leamington Primary and Nursery School, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Mornington Primary School, Nuthall

Netherfield Infant and Nursery School, Mansfield

Newark Orchard School, Newark

Ollerton Primary School, New Ollerton

Portland College, Mansfield - Portland College have decided to close to day learners on Friday 22nd March 2013 owing to the threat of inclement weather overnight and over the next 24 hours. Staff are required to attend to work with residential learners if safe to do so. Please take extra care if/when travelling to or from the College.

Priestsic Primary School, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Quarrydale Academy, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Redgate Special School, Mansfield

St Mary Magdalene Primary School, Sutton-in-Ashfield

St Patricks Catholic Primary School, Mansfield

St Peter’s C of E Primary and Nursery School, Mansfield - School is closing at 12:00 midday due to heavy snow. Children will be given dinner at 11:30.

St Philip Neri with St Bede Primary, Mansfield

Tibshelf Community School, Tibshelf

Yeoman Park School, Mansfield Woodhouse