Gloucestershire roads 'all passable' after snowfall

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Media captionSchools, farms and businesses in Gloucestershire have all had to adapt amid the snow

All roads in Gloucestershire "are now passable" but care is still needed, according to the county council.

Disruption to parts of the county on higher ground or with steep hills may continue due to ice and slush, and gritting work will continue overnight.

Fifteen schools remained closed following the weekend, but it was hoped they would reopen on Tuesday.

Gloucestershire Police has urged people to take extra caution on footpaths and on the roads due to the icy conditions.

'Armed with shovels'

Earlier, teachers, parents and pupils in Blockley took matters into their own hands and cleared the access road to the village primary school themselves.

The school plans to reopen on Tuesday.

Image caption Teachers and parents cleared access roads to Blockley Primary School in the North Cotswolds

Headteacher Linda Jeffcutt said: "It's very much a microclimate in the village, and if we had waited for a thaw the school could have been closed all week, so we came armed with shovels.

"I've had staff doing tea rotas - [it was] absolutely great."

The Met Office has predicted temperatures to remain around zero this week, and said there was a chance of some snow in the Forest of Dean in the early hours of Tuesday as a band of rain pushed in from the South West.

Bus operator Stagecoach advised people to check its website for a list of changes.

Trains were running normally to and from Gloucester Railway Station, but railway operator First Great Western advised passengers to check before attempting to travel.

Flights into and out of Gloucestershire Airport were operating normally.

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