Snow update 10.15am: 120 schools shut, trains cancelled, buses hit, airport reopens as winds and snow drifts cause fresh problems in Doncaster

More than 120 schools are closed in Doncaster again today as fresh snow, drifts and strong winds cause fresh problems for the town.

Thursday, 1st March 2018, 9:20 am
Updated Thursday, 1st March 2018, 9:25 am
Some people have managed to have fun in the snow.


Frequent heavy snow showers have seen fresh accumulations overnight - although gritting teams have been out all night and main routes are operating reasonably freely.

However, untreated and estate roads are treacherous after temperatures dipped below freezing overnight and Doncaster Council is now turning its attentions to drifting snow in some rural areas.

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Further snow showers are predicted for today although the heaviest snowfall seems to be over - for now.

Many schools are shut for a second day, with the number closed currently standing at more than 120.

It is understood many schools will be taking a call on whether to open tomorrow later today.

Meanwhile, commuters are facing another difficult day on public transport.

First South Yorkshire has said that buses are operating as close to normal as possible, but are staying on main roads only and not serving local estate roads due to road conditions.

Specific issues this morning include:



I4 X4 DSA closed - One service will run to Hayfield Lane as this service does Iport at 21.35

8/8A Not operating along Broadwater Drive, Dunsville

10 Not operating around Broadway, Balby, or Markham Road in Edlington. Also in Bramley/Wickersley buses not operating along Church Lane, Main Street, Flanderwell Lane, Fleming Way, Markfield Drive and Northfield Lane. All due to ice.

15/15A Unable to operate Stubbins Hill. Main Road to Tait Ave turning circle

16 Not Operating around Broadway, Balby

50B Unable to turn right at Memorial. Left to Hawthorne Ave turning circle to operate to Mill Lane

84B Terminating at Stainforth Church

X78 Not serving Pitt St and South St.


21/22/25 Main roads only

A spokesman for Doncaster Sheffield Airport said the airport was now open and added: "Our teams are currently working hard to ensure we are operational and reduce disruption caused by the adverse weather we are experiencing. Please check with your airline if you are flying with us."

Meanwhile, on the trains, services between Doncaster and Leeds have been cancelled, and snow and ice is causing delays and disruptions across the network with passengers being advised to check before they travel.

Meanwhile, the Doncaster Book Awards event, which takes place at The Dome, is going ahead as planned - although hundreds of children expected to attend may be absent from today's presentation.

The event ties in with World Book Day, which sees youngsters dressing up as their favourite book characters.

These are the schools which will be closed on Thursday, March 1. Keep checking this page for updates.


Outwood Academy Danum

Adwick Primary School

Arksey Primary

Armthorpe Academy

Armthorpe Southfield Primary

Armthorpe Tranmoor Primary

Ash Hill Academy

Askern Moss Road Infant

Askern Spa Junior School

Atlas Academy

Balby Carr Community Academy

Balby Central Primary

Barnburgh Primary School

Barnbydun Primary Academy

Bawtry Mayflower Primary

Bentley High Street Primary

Bentley New Village

Bessacarr Primary

Branton St Wilfrids Church of England Primary

Campsmount (A Co-Operative Academy)

Canon Popham Church of England Primary and Nursery

Carcroft Primary

Carr Lodge Academy

Castle Academy

Conisbrough Ivanhoe Primary Academy

Copley Junior

Coppice School

Crookesbroom Primary Academy

De Warenne Academy

Denaby Main Academy

Don Valley Academy & Performing Arts College

Doncaster College

Edenthorpe Hall

Edlington Victoria Academy

Everton Primary

Grange Lane Infant Academy

Hall Cross Academy

Hatchell Wood Primary

Hatfield Sheep Dip Lane primary school

Hatfield Woodhouse Primary

Hawthorn Primary

Hayfield Lane Primary

Heatherwood School

Hexthorpe Primary

Highfields Primary Academy

Hillside Academy

Holy Family Catholic Primary, Stainforth

Hooton Pagnell All Saints CofE Primary

Hungerhill School

Intake Primary

Kingfisher Primary

Kirk Sandall Infant School

Kirk Sandall Junior

Kirkby Avenue Primary

Lakeside Primary

Littlemoor Childrens Centre and School

Long Toft Primary

Mallard Primary

Maple Medical PRU

Mattersey Primary

Mexborough Academy

Mexborough Highwoods Primary

Mexborough St John the Baptist CofE Primary

Misson Primary

Montagu Primary Academy

Morley Place Junior Academy

New College Doncaster

New Pastures Primary School

North Ridge Community

Norton Infant

Norton Junior

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Primary

Outwood Academy Adwick

Owston Park Primary

Park Primary

Pennine View Primary

Pheasant Bank Academy

Plover Primary School

Richmond Hill Primary

Ridgewood School

Rossington All Saints Academy

Rossington St Michaels CofE Primary

Rossington Tornedale Infant School

Rowena Academy

Sandringham Primary

Scawsby Saltersgate Infants

Scawsby Saltersgate Junior

Scawthorpe Sunnyfields Primary

Serlby Park Academy

Shaw Wood Academy

Sir Thomas Wharton Community College

Sprotbrough Orchard Infant

St Albans Catholic Primary

St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary

St Joseph and St Teresas Catholic Primary

St Josephs Catholic

St Marys Catholic Primary

St Oswalds CofE Primary

St Patrick Catholic Primary

St Peters Catholic Primary

St Wilfreds Academy Doncaster

Stainforth Kirton Lane Primary

Stone Hill

The Levett School

The McAuley Catholic High School

The Primary School of St Mary and St Martin Blyth

The Woodlands Primary

Thorne King Edward


Tickhill Estfeld Primary

Tickhill St Marys Church of England Primary and Nursery

Toll Bar Primary

Town Field Primary

Travis St Lawerence CofE Primary

Trinity Academy

Wadworth Primary

Walkeringham Primary

Waverley Primary

West Road Primary

Willow Academy

Windhill Primary

Woodfield Primary