SNOW DAY: On the roads, school closures '“ Updated Friday, January 8

EFFORTS are being made to keep the main roads ice-free and many schools have confirmed they will remain closed today (Friday, January 8).

On the roads

West Sussex County Council gritters are in action throughout the day and night to keep major roads ice-free.

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Worthing Borough Council workers have been clearing pavements working from the town centre, outwards.

There are now national protocols in force to ensure that local authorities share supplies of salt, so the county cannot immediately re-fill the hippo bags distributed around the county because there may be heavy demands on its stock over the next few days.

Derek Whittington, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Transport, said: "The major road network simply has to have priority because of the need to keep vital services moving including deliveries to supermarkets and hospitals.

"We have sufficient salt for our roads to last into next week, and are dependant on a delivery after that.

"In the meantime we are working with districts and boroughs to try and obtain coarse sand to use on problem areas such as shopping precincts, which will work equally as well as salt."

School closures

At 8.30am

Arun Vale Infant School

Boundstone Nursery School

Chatsmore Catholic High School

Clapham and Patching CofE Primary School

Connaught Junior School

Downsbrook Middle School

East Preston Infant School

East Preston Junior School

Elm Grove First School, Worthing

Elm Grove Infant School; Littlehampton

Ferring CofE Primary School

Field Place First School

Georgian Gardens Community Primary School

Glebe Primary School; The

Hawthorns First School, Durrington

Herons Dale School

Lyminster Infant School

North Lancing Primary School

Orchards Middle School, The

Rustington Community Primary School

Rydon Community College

Slindon CofE Primary School

Sompting Village Primary School

St Andrew's C of E High School for Boys

St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Littlehampton

St Nicolas and St Mary CE (aided) Primary School, Shoreham-by-Sea

St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Shoreham-by-Sea

Steyning Grammar School - exams running as normal even though the school is closed

Swiss Gardens Primary School

Thomas A Becket Middle School

Upper Beeding Primary School

Worthing High School

Yapton CofE Primary School

Confirmed closures for Friday at 7pm on Thursday

Amberley CofE First School

Arundel CofE Primary School

Cornfield School; Littlehampton

Durrington First School

Durrington High School

Durrington Middle School

Eastbrook Primary

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School; Worthing

Hawthorns First School; Durrington

Heene CofE First School

Laurels First School; Worthing;

Oak Grove College

Palatine School

Rydon Community College

St Margaret's CofE Primary School; Angmering

St Mary's Catholic Primary School; Worthing

St Mary's CofE First School; Washington

St Mary's CofE Primary School; Clymping

St Philip Howard Catholic High School;

St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School; Angmering

Steyning Grammar School

Storrington First School

The Littlehampton Academy

Vale First and Middle School; Worthing

West Chiltington Community First School

A school closure website has also been set up at

Railway information

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Travellers can check live train departure times from Littlehampton railway station, by clicking here.

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