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Snow: More than 100 schools shut, roads becoming a problem
MORE than 100 schools have closed across Oxfordshire today as the snow wreaks havoc with travel and road conditions.
Despite waking up to minimal sprinkling of flakes a huge swathe of snow began to cloak the county from 9am as flurries continue to thicken.
A solitary school, Burford School, announced its closure yesterday , but as huge flurries began to fall others followed in great numbers.
Schools in Chipping Norton were the first to confirm closures as the bad weather encroached on central Oxford over the course of the morning.
The Met Office amber warning for bad weather, classed as severe, remains in place, with disruption set to continue over the weekend.
Trouble on the roads has added to huge headaches for drivers.
A multi-vehicle collision occurred near Twelve Acre Drive in Abingdon at 7.19am.
One person suffered minor injuries.
Later, a Mini collided head-on with a transit van on the B4009 near Lewknor in South Oxfordshire 7.32am.
Police have warned motorists not to drive, and ambulance crews have had to use 4x4s to attend calls.
Thames Valley Police has admonished drivers for abandoning cars, as this may impede emergency service vehicles.
One success story over the morning was Oxford Bus Company which managed to continue without disruption.
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