A SCHOOL and a tourist attraction near Oswestry have closed after forecasts for snow today - although the expected morning fall was a washout for many in the end.

Selattyn Primary School has decided to close its doors for the day, Thursday, February 8.

Shropshire Council announced on its school closures page that the school was to close at 11am, with Selattyn having received more snow than areas closer to Oswestry.

The report read: “Closing at 11am due to falling snow and health and safety concerns on site.


“Please can all children be collected from school by 11am from the main reception.”

Chirk Castle also announced it was closing its doors for the day. 

In a Facebook post a spokesperson said: "We’re sorry, but Chirk Castle will be closed tomorrow, February 8, due to the snow forecast for the area.

"Please check our social media channels and the website for all the latest updates."

The snow alert was moved from a yellow to an amber warning on Wednesday, when the Met Office confirmed disruption in the area.

However, there was little to no snow to be seen on Thursday morning, with the normal school run ending taking place in drizzly conditions for many.

The Met Office amber warning said: “There is a good chance that some rural communities could be temporarily cut off.

“Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers.

“Power cuts are possible and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.

Border Counties Advertizer: Met Office issue amber snow alert.Met Office issue amber snow alert. (Image: Met Office)

“Some delays and cancellations to rail travel are likely.

“Untreated pavements and cycle paths likely to be impassable with injuries from slips and falls likely on icy surfaces.”

The alert started at 8am today and is set to last until 3pm this afternoon.

Afterwards Shropshire will be moved to a yellow warning until 6am tomorrow, Friday, February 9.