All 84 schools across Flintshire remain closed on Friday as a second blast of snow hit the area.

Many headteachers made the wise decision of announcing school closures on Thursday evening.

A yellow weather warning for the area along with strong and icy winds means lessons will again be cancelled at the end of a testing week.

The shutting of all schools in the county has not occurred since December 2017, when the last blast of snow hit north Wales.

A consortium of head teachers and governing bodies made the decision on the grounds of health and safety following the national travel warnings against driving except in compulsory situations.

Primary and high school pupils made the most of their long weekend, taking to snowy fields near their homes to build snowmen and sledge down snowy hills.

Half of pupils in Flintshire experienced a school-week light in lessons, as 40 schools also shut their doors on Tuesday due to the inclement weather.

Most school officials said they aim to reopen on Monday when forecasters say the snow will have cleared.

Also, a number of roads are also currently closed:

  • B5122 - Caerwys
  • B5121 Brynford to Lixwm
  • Rhes Y Cae Hill
  • Brynsion Hill – Afon Wen
  • Black Mountain - Hope