West Leeds snow: Travel updates and school closures – Tuesday, 2 February UPDATED

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Snowy Kirkstall Abbey. Photo: Simon Cullingworth

People are being urged not to travel this morning as snow causes chaos on the roads in Leeds.

Bus services across the city are disrupted – latest details on individual services here.

A Leeds council spokesperson said bin collections have been suspended for the day. If your bin’s been missed, leave it out until Thursday and refuse crews will attempt to catch up. Black bins will be prioritised for collections.

Council household waste sites are also closed all day. The spokesperson added:

“community hubs and libraries will be closed in Leeds today. Our gritters were out yesterday evening and throughout the night but the heavy snow is causing disruption across the region. Follow police advice and don’t travel unless you need to.”

Gritters will be targeting primary routes throughout the day.

Coronavirus vaccinations are continuing as scheduled for people with booked appointments, the NHS has said.

Dr Phil Wood, Senior Responsible Officer for the West Yorkshire Vaccination Programme said:

“However, we are advising those people who have booked a COVID-19 vaccination today to only travel if they feel safe and confident in doing so. Their safety is very important to us and if there is any doubt, people should rearrange their appointment for another time.

“No-one will lose their opportunity to have a vaccine. People who have been invited through the national booking system can call them to rearrange their appointment and will get an alternative date for their vaccination. Those who have been offered a vaccine through their GP should contact their practice directly to rearrange if they cannot make their appointment.

“NHS telephone lines will be very busy today with people calling to rearrange their appointments, so people shouldn’t worry if they get through straight away. We will make sure everyone who needs to reschedule their vaccination gets a new appointment as soon as possible.”

School closures

A number of schools in West Leeds schools have been closed today (Tuesday, 2 February) due to heavy snow.

Information accurate as of 9am but check here for latest updates. Remote learning is in place at many of the schools.

Bramley Park Academy – all day

Burley St Matthias – all day

Calverley C of E – all day

Christ Church Upper Armley – all day

Christ the King Bramley – will re-assess the situation as the morning goes on and advise parents and carers of a later opening if possible.

Cobden Primary – all day

Co-op Academy Beckfield (Tyersal) – all day

Crawshaw Academy – all day

Farnley Academy – all day

Five Lanes Primary – all day

Greenside Primary – all day

Hollybush Primary – all day

Kirkstall St Stephen’s – all day

Leeds West Academy – all day

Park Spring, Swinnow – all day

Pudsey Bolton Royd – all day

Pudsey Greenside – all day

Pudsey Lowtown – all day

Ryecroft Academy – all day

St Bartholomew’s Primary – Due to staff struggling to get in, parents are asked to keep their children at home if they can. School still open if you have no other option. 

St Joseph’s Pudsey – all day

Summerfield Primary – all day

Swinnow Primary – all day

Valley View Primary – School is closed for pupils today until at least 10am

West SILC Milestone – all day

Whingate Primary – all day

Whitecote Primary – all day


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