THE snowy weather has predictably caused havoc across Wrexham and Flintshire.
More than 50 schools were closed in Wrexham and a large number of bus services suspended as the wintry weather took hold.
Motorists were warned to take extra care on the roads as heavy snow came down throughout the day.
Although some schools made the decision to shut the night before, others closed as the day went on leaving parents to rush from work to pick up their children.
Rhosnesni High School made the decision to close at 12pm.
A school spokesperson said: “Due to the increasing concerns with regard to the weather and the health and safety of pupils and staff. The school will close at 12.00pm today.
“Any pupils who cannot go home early will be supervised in school, where appropriate arrangements will be made for them.”
At Wrexham Bus Station a large number of services were either diverted or cancelled.
A member of staff said: “There’s a lot of disruption and we’re getting operators calling in by the minute cancelling bus services.
“It doesn’t look like it’s getting any better either.”
And at Wrexham FC players were sent home after training at Colliers Park was called off due to frozen pitches.
Glyndwr University and Yale College’s campuses in Wrexham were both closed due to the slippery conditions.
At Glyndwr all exams due to be held at their Wrexham campus on Monday (January 21) have been postponed until January 28.
Students due to submit coursework have also been given an extension until Tuesday (January 22).
A Wrexham Council spokesperson said: “We would advise members of the public to keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for details of any school closures or further disruption on Monday.”
Meanwhile in Flintshire, 64 primary schools have been closed, 11 secondary schools and two special schools.
Flintshire County Council gritters have been out on the region’s roads, and with a holding of 5,500 tonnes sited at the Greenfield Recycling Park, Flintshire Council’s salt stock stands at a total of 10,200 tonnes.
There are also salt storage facilities at the Halkyn and Alltami depots. The current number of front-line gritters is 12, with two spare.