HEAVY snow and treacherous conditions forced several schools across Dwyfor and Meirionnydd to close today.
Snow and icy conditions meant seven schools, predominantly across the Llyn Peninsula, were not able to operate as the inclement weather made transport difficult for pupils, parents and teachers alike.
The schools affected included Ysgol Crud y Werin, Aberdaron; Ysgol Yr Eifl, Trefor; Ysgol Pont y Gôf, Botwnnog; Ysgol Sarn Bach; Ysgol Edern; Ysgol Botwnnog; and Ysgol Hafod Lon, Penrhyndeudraeth.
The closures occurred despite Gwynedd Council sending out its gritting teams at 2am to tend to the county’s primary routes.
The Met Office issued a yellow warning for snow and ice for the period between 5am on Tuesday, 6 February, and 10am on Wednesday, 7 February.
It cautioned: “Sleet, snow and hail showers, some heavy, will affect western areas through Tuesday, with icy stretches forming overnight.
“Some transport disruption is possible, with longer journey times and delays to public transport.
“Icy patches are likely to develop on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, leading to an increased risk of injuries and accidents.”