Shropshire hit by power cuts after snow

//Shropshire hit by power cuts after snow

Shropshire hit by power cuts after snow

A blanket of snow has fallen across Shropshire and more is expected.

Hundreds of homes were left without electricity in Shropshire after snow.

Western Power Distribution (WPN) said 350 homes in the Telford area were without power, but this had been reduced to about 60, by 22:00 GMT.

More than 150 other households in the Market Drayton area were also still without supplies at 21:25 GMT.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for severe weather in the West Midlands.

It has said outbreaks of rain, sleet or snow were set to continue with a risk of blizzards.

More than 60 schools and nurseries were shut, with others closed early.

Head teacher Steve Conroy said he was pleased a number of pupils and their families had “defied the elements”.

“We’re one of the very few schools open locally and 60% of the school population arrived and many had a hot lunch courtesy of our kitchen.

Shropshire Council said some household waste collections had been affected by the conditions.

Telford and Wrekin Council said gritters had been fitted with snowploughs in a bid to keep the roads open.

The council also said its team of volunteer snow wardens had been called into action.

 

Source: BBC News

2020-05-06T11:14:53+00:00News|

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