Photos: More snow disruption for North Devon

10:01 23 January 2013

Snow in North Devon, January 23, 2013.

Snow in North Devon, January 23, 2013.

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Several schools are closed and some roads treacherous as heavy snow returns to many areas.

A yellow warning of snow and ice is in place today (Weds)A yellow warning of snow and ice is in place today (Weds)

NORTH Devon has been hit by a second bout of snow with more flakes falling this morning (Weds).

Some schools opened this morning but many are now sending children home.

At 10am today, the Met Office extended its yellow warning of snow to cover North Devon until 9pm.

Initially the warning was in place until 10am and an ice warning is also over North Devon until 11am.

A spokesman for the forecasters said: “Further outbreaks of sleet or snow will affect parts of Wales and southwest England through today.

“A further 2-5 cm is likely in places with perhaps as much as 10 cm over high ground.”

The A361 at Mullacott is just passable due to the snow, and the A361 Link Road is reported to be badly hit, worst at Rackenford at the Rifton Lane junction.

On Twitter, @hughHocc warned: “Conditions deteriorate very quickly, as you are moving, one minute rain further down the road a few moments later heavy snow #devonroads”

A yellow weather warning of snow and ice has been put in place by the Met Office this morning.

The following schools are closed in North Devon:

Ilfracombe CoE Junior school

Woolacombe School

Great Torrington Bluecoat CoE Infant

Umberleigh

Combe Martin Primary

Berrynarbour CoE Primary School

Parracombe Church Of England Primary School

Kentisbury Primary School

West Down School

North Molton School

East Anstey Primary School

Schools partially affected:

Ilfracombe Media Arts College – college open, but no school transport from Lynton (Ilf 1 and 2) and Woolacombe/Mortehoe today.

Bus routes

Stagecoach Devon has said the following services are affected:

315/X7 - Currently unable to serve North Molton.

155 - Currently unable to serve Bakery Way.

* Update 10.38am: Berrynarbor School now closed.

* Update 11.45am: Stagecoach reports the 910/911 schools service to Combe Martin from Ilfracombe College is closing and the company is running this service within the hour to pick up students.

155: Not able to serve Bakery Way and Hooda Close.

Update 1.23pm: The following schools are now closed - Berrynarbor; Combe Martin Primary School; Ilfracombe Junior School; Umberleigh Community Primary School; Great Torrington Bluecoat Infant School (closed 12noon); Woolacombe School (closed due to worsening top road conditions); Pathfield School; Kings Nympton Community Primary School (closed at lunchtime).

Update 1.30pm: Marwood School - Gritter and snow clearance taking place between 1-2pm. Parents advised to collect children once this has taken place.

Is it snowing where you are? Send your photos to newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk or submit them to iwitness24 using the link in the top right of the page.

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