Third day of school closures and disruption on Richmondshire’s roads

A North Yorkshire Police car out in the snow last night. Photo: North Yorkshrire Police.

Schools in Richmondshire have again had to close as snow falls overnight continue to cause disruption in the district.

The A66 between Scotch Corner and Brough remains closed at the snow gates.

Snow is forecast to continue falling across Richmondshire this morning with strong winds this afternoon likely to cause drifting.

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A Met Office amber weather warning remains in place for parts of the district, with a yellow warning covering the remainder of Richmondshire.

The following schools are known to be closed on Thursday:

  • Richmond School
  • The Wensleydale School
  • Leyburn Primary
  • Risedale School
  • SFX
  • Le Cateau
  • QE in Darlington
  • Middleton Tyas
  • Eppleby Forcett
  • Wavell Infant and Juniors
  • Hipswell
  • Michael Syddall
  • Spennithorne
  • Middleham
  • Richmond C of E
  • Richmond Methodist

Arriva North East says many of its services are not running at present, including the X26/x27 between Richmond, Catterick and Darlington.

There are also major disruptions to the train services from Darlington and Northallerton.

The Friarage Hospital has urged patients to only attend if necessary as staff struggle to make it in to work.

Three foot drifts of snow have been reported in the Pennines above Hawes this morning.

This video was taken by Thomas Beresford, who helps clear the roads for North Yorkshire County Council.

A jackknifed lorry on the A1 northbound in County Durham is causing further problems this morning.

On Wednesday, firefighters from Richmond Fire Station provided their Land Rover and a driver to help district nurses in Richmondshire deliver vital medicine to rural patients.

District nurse sister Penny Hutchinson thanked the fire service for the help and said it was a great example of public services working together.