Disruption as snow falls heavily in Melton
An amber warning has been issued for Leicestershire which the Met Office defines as ‘an increased likelihood of impacts from severe weather, which could potentially disrupt your plans, with travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life and property’.
The college said: “All of our campuses will be closing due to the snow.
“Stephenson and Melton campuses will close by 1pm for all staff and students.
"At Brooksby campus, due to buses, localised arrangements will be made with the aim of closing the majority of provision this afternoon early.”
Leicestershire Police have urged drivers to take it steady in the conditions.
The force’s roads policing unit said: “Driving conditions are not the best currently.
"Please make sure that you drive to the conditions that you encounter, allow extra time for your journey and use appropriate lighting to be sure that you are seen.”
Leicestershire County Council say: “The Met Office has issued an amber warning for snow
“The weather could make it hard to drive and it may cause disruption at our waste sites.”
Paths around Melton Country Park are said to be slippery for those thinking of walking there.
We will publish updates if we are aware of any other schools closed.