Rotherham schools closed and public transport disrupted after heavy snowfall

Schools around Rotherham were closed this morning and travel services severely disrupted after heavy snowfall overnight.

Roads across the borough were blanketed in white after snow fell throughout the night.

In Dinnington, Undergate Road was blocked by a fallen tree.

Travel South Yorkshire announced that "virtually no services" are running in South Yorkshire, "especially in Sheffield and Rotherham".

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As some services began to start later in the morning the operator said: "Bus drivers across the region are doing what they can to get to you whilst remaining safe in very snowy conditions, but many services remain suspended."

TSY advised passengers to allow extra time for journeys and to keep up to date via its disruptions page -

All operators advised people to check their social media feeds for regular updates before travelling. 

First South Yorkshire announced that a number of Sheffield/Rotherham services were suspended due to adverse weather conditions before some routes started running again, subject to delays and limited routes. 

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For Doncaster the only services not running currently are the x78 terminating at Meadowhall and service 10 terminating at Maltby, not serving Bramley. 

Stagecoach Yorkshire said its services are “severely impacted by the weather this morning as such we are unable to operate any service at this time.” 

The operator said it “will be restoring service as soon as it's safe to do so” and advised people to check its social media pages for updates throughout the day.

Three Sheffield services — 1, 86 and 88 — began operating a limited service just before 9am. 

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Stagecoach’s tram-train is currently running as normal but the operator said there could still be delays “where these services interact with other road users”.

They also warned: “We cannot predict what may happen as the day wears on so if you’re unsure whether to head out, there is no certainty we can operate and service.”

Schools in Rotherham and across South Yorkshire have also been notifying parents not to send their children in. Rotherham Council advises parents to check social media or contact their child's school direct to check.