Disruption as snow hits region yet again

WE might be well into March but winter is still making its presence felt in Berwickshire with heavy snow overnight leading to a number of roads and schools being closed.

Scottish Borders Council made the decision last night to have no school transport today, Tuesday, March 19, as heavy snow was forecast and the forecast proved to be right as many people in Berwickshire woke up to a covering of snow.

The council’s Resilient Schools system was also operated last night and the majority of schools in Berwickshire have made changes to their working day.

In central Chirnside Primary is closed for nursery, P1 and P2 but open for P3-P7; Coldstream is open for P5-7, closed for nursery- P4; Eccles/Leitholm is completely closed but according to Scottish Borders Council primary schools in Duns, Swinton and Greenlaw are open to all pupils.

Berwickshire High School is open for S1-3, with pupils in S4-6 instructed to work from home.

in eastern Berwickshire primary schools in Ayton, Cockburnspath and Coldingham are completely open while Reston is closed and Eyemouth only open to pupils in P2-7.

Eyemouth High School is open from S1-3 with S4-6 told to work from home.

On the roads the A697 Greenlaw to Carfraemill was closed due to drifting snow. Motorists are instructed to avoid the area as a number of cars are stuck.