Weather update: schools and roads closed as heavy snow hits region

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PIC PHIL WILKINSON.'TSPL / JOHNSTON PRESS''SNOW PICS WEATHER.''hEAVY SNOW CAUSES TRAFFIC DISRUPTION ON THE A68 , WITH SIGNS AT 'Leaderfoot Viaduct ON THE A68 NEAR EARLSTON WARNING OF A ROAD CLOSURE AT THE CARTER BAR SCOTLAND ENGLAND BORDER.
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TWO of the Borders main roads are currently closed as driving snow hits the region.

Both the A68 at the Carter Bar and the A697 between Greenlaw and Carfraemill are shut, as well as a number of schools.

An amber warning is due to last until 6pm today, with up to 20 centimetres of snow expected over higher ground.

Strong winds of up to 50mph are also causing problems for drivers, with the A7 and A1 said to be passable with care.

The eastern side of the Borders is expected to receive the worst of the weather, according to a Scottish Borders Council spokesman.

He added: “The impact of the snow may be significant and could lead to travel disruption.”

The spokesman said the council is enforcing its school resilient procedure today.

This includes no school transport being operated.

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 S4-S6, closed for S1-S3

Peebles High School catchment area

Broughton - open for P4-P7

Eddleston - whole 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 P3-P7, closed for nursery, P1 and P2.

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 - whole school 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 - whole 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 - open for S1-S4, S5 and S6 should study from home.

Earlston High school catchment area

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 P2-P7, nursery closed, P1 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 - closed for nursery, P1 and P2, open for P3-P7

Chirnside Support Centre - pupils should attend mainstream school

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 - school open P2-P7, closed for nursery and P1

Reston - closed

Eyemouth High - School open S1-3, S4-6 work from home.

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