Saturday, June 22, 2024

Adverse Weather LIVE information

Stay here for information to help you get on your way and stay safe during this morning’s adverse weather.

There is an amber warning for snow and ice in place until 11:00 today with temperatures in the Thatcham and Newbury area at around 3c. The Met Office says that conditions will ease around midday.

Many schools in Berkshire are closed. Stay on this page for information as we receive it.

Newbury College is telling all pupils NOT to turn up because all lessons and exams are cancelled.

The Kennet School in Thatcham is closed today. Other schools closed include:

Bucklebury Church of England Primary School
Cold Ash St Marks Church of England Primary School
Thatcham Park CE Primary School
The Castle School
Hermitage Primary School
Francis Baily Primary School
Parsons Down Junior School

For a definitive list on school closures, visit the West Berkshire Council school closures web page

Thames Valley Police has issued a warning for hazardous traffic conditions in the area. Police advising drivers not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

A driver has reported that a vehicle has skidded off the road in Floral Way in Thatcham. The side roads are very hazardous everywhere so beware.

There is a report of a road traffic accident on the Bath Road just East of Thatcham.

The scene in Wash Common this morning

Great Western Railways report that services are running from Thatcham and Newbury stations.

If you are heading to Basingstoke, there is disruption on the service between Reading and Basingstoke due to staff being unable to get into work.

Further updates:

08:08 Hello this is Stephen at Kennet Radio News keeping you updated on this chilly morning!

08:40 Delays of up to 60 minutes and some cancellations on Great Western Railway between Taunton and Reading due to broken down train.
at Westbury.

09:01 Reduced service on Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke due to adverse weather conditions.

09:06 Hazardous driving conditions due to snow on A339 Newtown Road from A34 to B4640.

09:15 Newbury college has just announced that all lessons and exams are cancelled today.

09:20  GWR says that reduced service on Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke due to adverse weather conditions.
As well as it being difficult for trains to run, train crew are struggling to get to work following heavy snowfall.

09:40 One lane blocked due to accident, a car involved on M4 Westbound from J13 A34 (Chieveley / Newbury) to J15 A346 Marlborough Road (Swindon East). Traffic is coping well.

09:55 West Berkshire Council has announced that there will be no refuse or recycling collections today.

10:01 I’m signing off now. Have a great day, stay safe and keep tuned into Kennet Radio for the latest local traffic, weather and travel information. Stephen.

The view of Donnington Castle this morning

Stephen West

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