Smattering of schools remain closed as snow gives way to ice

The River Cam at Upware captured by reader Geoffrey Woollard

The River Cam at Upware captured by reader Geoffrey Woollard - Credit: Archant

A HANDFUL of schools in East Cambridgeshire remain closed this morning as Monday’s snow starts to turn to ice.

After more than a dozen were closed yesterday (Monday), normal service seems largely to have resumed, with most schools back open to pupils.

Only Spring Meadow Infant School, in Ely, The Harbour School, in Wilburton, and Stretham Primary School remain closed.

The Met Office had a warning out for ice on untreated road surfaces on for Tuesday.

A spokesman said: “As temperatures fall below freezing on Monday night into Tuesday morning icy stretches are likely on untreated surfaces especially in areas where any further sleet, snow or rain has fallen on Monday.”

The Highways Agency warned of heavy traffic in the morning rush hour on the A10 between the B1411 Downham Road and A1123 Wilburton Road as slow-moving traffic built up.

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