AT least East Hampshire’s school children were smiling...
SCHOOL children in East Hampshire at least had smiles on their faces thanks to the heavy snow.
Practically every school in the district was closed this morning due to the poor weather conditions – meaning youngsters could get out and enjoy the snow.
Over 400 schools across Hampshire closed their doors so that parents and pupils did not have to travel in the difficult conditions.
Schools closed in East Hampshire included:
Alton College (partial closure)
East Meon Primary
Horndean Technology College
The Petersfield School
St Mary’s Bentworth Primary
West Meon Primary
For the latest update on school closures visit www.hants.gov.uk
In West Sussex, Rogate Primary School and Camelsdale Primary School in Haslemere are also closed.
As are Compton and Upmarden Primary, Fernhurst Primary, Harting and Hollycombe Primary.
As well as schools, other services were forced to close today due to the weather conditions.
The household recycling centre in Bedford Road, Petersfield, was closed to the public and the front desk at Alton Police Station was also closed.
Mill Chase Leisure Centre was also closed for a time this morning.
The South Central Ambulance Service was urging people to stay at home to reduce the number of injuries caused by the snow and ice.
A spokesman for the service said all of their available staff were out on the road responding to emergency calls and 4x4 vehicles were also in use to ensure staff could still reach all parts of the district.
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Weather for Petersfield
Sunday 19 May 2013
Temperature: 11 C to 19 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: East
Temperature: 13 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: North