WEATHER UPDATE: Snow causes travel disruptions in Leicestershire
Heavy snow is beginning to affect roads in the county.
Arriva buses are being delayed by the conditions, with some services in the south of the county having to alter their routes.
The 80 service has stopped serving Broadway in Oadby, while the 84 service is having to avoid parts of Lutterworth where the snow is thickest.
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First buses reported some delays, and said the settling snow could cause further problems if it carried on for more than a few hours.
In Uppingham, Glaston Road had to be closed between the A47 and North Street East on safety grounds.
Many schools across the county have already closed today to make sure pupils and staff could get home safely.Leicester College said it was canceling its evening classes tonight and Saturday classes tomorrow.
About six inches (12 centimetres) has fallen so far and it is expected to continue until tomorrow morning.
Leicester City FC is due to play Middlesbrough tonight at the King Power Stadium, and gritting lorries have been treating the site, while underground heaters will ensure the ground does not freeze so the game can go ahead.
Train services elsewhere in the country have been affected but Leicestershire trains are running on time, East Midlands Trains said.
Leicestershire schools affected by snow:
• Badgerbrook Primary School, Whetstone - closing at 2pm
• Barlestone Church of England Primary School - closing at 1pm
• Blaby Stokes Church of England Primary School - closing at 2.30pm
• Dove Bank Primary School - closing at lunchtime
• Ellistown Community Primary School - closing 1.30pm
• Enderby Danemill Primary School - closing at 12pm
• Heather Primary School - closing at 2pm
• Ibstock Junior School - closing at 2pm (parents can collect children from 1.15pm)
• Newbold Verdon Primary School - closing at 2pm
• Newton Burgoland Primary School - closing at 2pm
• Richmond Primary School, Hinckley - closing at 1pm
• St Peter's Church of England Primary Academy, Market Bosworth - closing at 2.45pm. Buses will be 15 minutes early
• Sir John Moore Church of England Primary School - closing at 1pm
• South Kilworth Church of England Primary School - closing at 1pm
• Viscount Beaumont's Church of England Primary School, Coleorton - closing at 1.30pm
• Weavers Close Church of England Primary School, Earl Shilton - closing ar 2pm
• Sketchley Hill Menphys Nursery - closing at 2pm
• Wigston Menphys Nursery - closing at 2pm
• Ashby School - closing at 12.25pm.
• Belvoir High School - closed (post 16 centre open for exams).
• William Bradford Community College - closing at 1.30pm.
• Forest Way School - closing at 2pm.
• Birkett House Special School - closing at 2pm.
• St Martin's Catholic Voluntary Academy, Stoke Golding - closing at 2pm.
• Midland Studio College, Hinckley - closing at 1pm.
• Stephenson Studio School, Coalville - closing at 2pm.
• Bosworth Academy, Desford - closing at 2.30pm
• Kibworth High School - closing at 2pm.