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LATEST: Update on schools and roads affected by snow in North Devon

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: January 24, 2013

  • Snow in Bratton Fleming yesterday. By Mike Southon.

  • Snow in Bratton Fleming yesterday. By Mike Southon.

  • Snow in Bratton Fleming yesterday. By Mike Southon.

  • Snow in the Ilfracombe area yesterday. Photo by Mike Southon.

  • Snow in the Ilfracombe area yesterday. Photo by Mike Southon.

  • Snow on Countisbury near Lynton yesterday. By Mike Southon.

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A number of schools which were yesterday forced to close due to snow and ice have reopened today.

However, despite no additional snowfall overnight, many roads across the region remain treacherous due to ice.

Click here to view a full photo gallery of snow in North Devon yesterday.

Click here to view a full photo gallery of snow in North Devon on Friday.

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Send your snow pictures to emma.glanfield@localworld.co.uk

Below, we have rounded up the latest school information, roads affected and the latest weather forecast.

This page will be updated throughout the day should road conditions or the forecast change.

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SCHOOLS:

Only one school remains affected in North Devon today.

Parracombe Church Of England Primary School is set to open at 11am due to icy access to the school site. All other schools in the area are open as usual.

Further down the A361 North Devon Link Road, East Anstey Primary School near Tiverton will also open at 11am for any pupils who can travel to the school. The school said no hot meals would be provided so advised children to take a packed lunch.

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ROADS:

A number of roads remain hazardous across North Devon today.

- The A39 in Oare on Exmoor remains blocked in both directions between the New Road junction and the Hall Hill junction because of snow

- There are hazardous driving conditions on the A38 in Appledore between the B3181 junction and the B3391 junction because of snow and ice

- There are hazardous driving conditions on the A361 in Rackenford at the Rifton Lane junction because of snow

- There are hazardous driving conditions on the B3137 Longdrag Hill in Tiverton between the Rackenford Road junction and the Withleigh Lane junction

- The B3223 is closed in both directions between the B3358 junction in Simonsbath and the A39 Shamble Way junction in Hillsford Bridge

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WEATHER FORECAST:

An ice warning remains in place for North Devon until 11am today.

Rain weather warnings have also been issued for the whole of Devon and Cornwall on Friday and Sunday.

Forecasters say a combination of rain and snow melt could lead to localised minor surface water and river flooding.

A forecaster at the Met Office said up to 20mm is expected across the South West on Sunday.

He said: “10 to 20mm of rain is expected quite widely, with up to 40mm over some western hills.

“Snow melt will become very efficient up to hill top level and the two combined may lead to problems.

“The public should be aware of potential disruption to travel.”

Summary of weather warnings in place for North Devon:

- Ice weather warning in place until 11am today

- Rain weather warning in place for whole of Friday

- Rain weather in place for whole of Sunday

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Has your journey been affected by snow or a road closure? Let us know. Email emma.glanfield@localworld.co.uk or send us a message on Twitter: @ThisisNDevon.

Don’t forget to send all your snow pictures to us as well. Alternatively, you can upload your own photographs here.

Click here to view a one-day or four-day weather forecast for North Devon.

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