School closures remain in place as snow continues to hit Borders
SCHOOLS and roads remain closed as further snow fell overnight across the Borders.
Scottish Borders Council chiefs had planned to open schools as normal today but more heavy snow last night meant its resilient procedure was activated again.
That means all school transport is cancelled, with nine primary schools shut completely.
The A68 at Carter Bar and A697 between Greenlaw and Carfraemill remain shut, while an overturned lorry at Mosspaul on the A7 between Langholm and Hawick has partially blocked the road.
The A7 accident has caused problems for First Bus’ X95 service, with the 9.10am and 10.10am buses to Carlisle cancelled.
Other X95 and 62 services have been delayed by up to 30 minutes because of the weather conditions.
Police have advised drivers to take extra care as The Met Office amber warning remains in place.
A Traffic Scotland spokesman said: “Conditions may be hazardous and drivers should exercise extra caution.
“Winter driving is a question of common sense and drivers should ask themselves if they really need to travel when conditions are poor.
“No-one should ever place themselves at risk on the road and it may be worth considering making alternative arrangements such as delaying travel until conditions improve or using public transport.
“If you are travelling on the roads you should ensure you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions, making sure you have sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing, food and water in the event you are delayed for several hours.”
The snow is due to become lighter this afternoon as winds ease off.
Hawick High School catchment area
Burnfoot - whole school open
Denholm - whole school open
Drumlanrig - whole school open
Hobkirk - whole school open
Newcastleton - whole school open
Stirches - whole school open
Trinity - whole school open
St Margaret’s - whole school open
Wilton - whole school open
Wilton Spectrum - closed
Wilton Centre - open
Wilton Support Centre - open
Hawick High School - school open for S1-S3, S4-S6 work from home
Peebles HS catchment area
Broughton - open for P4-P7
Eddleston - school closed
Halyrude - whole school open
Kingsland - whole school open
Newlands - school closed
Priorsford - whole school open
St Ronan’s - whole school open
St Ronan’s Spectrum - centre closed
Tweeddale Support Centre - centre closed
Walkerburn - school closed
West Linton - school open for P4-P7, closed for nursery, P1, P2 and P3.
Peebles High School - whole school open.
Jedburgh Grammar School catchment area
Ancrum - whole school open
Howdenburn - open for P4-P7, closed for nursery, P1, P2 and P3
Howdenburn School house - centre closed
Parkside - closed nursery and P1, open for P2-P7
Jedburgh Grammar - school open for S1-S2, pupils from S3-S6 to work from home.
Kelso High School catchment area
Broomlands - whole school open
Edenside - school open for P2-P7, closed for nursery and P1
Ednam - whole school open
Morebattle - school closed
Sprouston - whole school open
Yetholm - whole school open
Kelso High School - whole school open.
Galashiels Academy catchment area
Balmoral - whole school open
Balmoral Additional Needs Base - Support staff available for pupils who would normally attend in the afternoon. Burgh - whole school open
Clovenfords - school open for P1-P7, nursery closed
Fountainhall - school open for P1-P7, nursery closed
Glendinning - whole school open
St Margaret’s - whole school open
Stow - whole school open, nursery closed
Heriot - school closed
Tweedbank - whole school open
Langlee - school open for P4-P7, closed for nursery, P1, P2 and P3
Langlee support Centre - centre closed
St Peter’s - open for P1-P7, nursery closed
Galashiels Academy - whole school open
Earlston High school catchment
Channelkirk - open for P5-P7 class
Earlston - whole school open
Gordon - whole school closed
Lauder - whole school open
Melrose - open for P1-7, nursery closed
Newtown - open for P3-P7, closed for nursery, P1 and P2
St Boswells - whole school open
Westruther - whole school closed
Earlston High school - whole school open
Selkirk High School catchment area
Kirkhope - whole school open
Knowepark - open for P1-P7, nursery closed
Lilliesleaf - whole school open
Philiphaugh - whole school open (Busy Bees Nursery - closed)
St Joseph’s Primary - whole school open
Yarrow - whole school closed
Selkirk High School - whole school open
Berwickshire High School catchment area
Chirnside - open for P3-P7
Chirnside Support Centre - closed
Coldstream - open for P5-7, closed for nursery to P4
Coldstream Language Unit - No pupils - centre closed
Duns - whole school open
Eccles/Leitholm - whole school closed
Greenlaw - whole school open
Swinton - whole school open
Berwickshire High School - open for S1-3, S4-6 work from home.
Eyemouth High school catchment area
Ayton - whole school open
Cockburnspath - whole school open
Coldingham - whole school open
Eyemouth - whole school open
Reston - open for P6/7, closed for nursery to P5
Eyemouth High - School open S1-3, S4-6 work from home.
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Weather for Galashiels
Thursday 23 May 2013
Temperature: 5 C to 9 C
Wind Speed: 24 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 3 C to 11 C
Wind Speed: 20 mph
Wind direction: North east