Friday 18th January 2013, 3:05PM GMT.
We will be updating this page as and when information is received
Education: At 9.40 the Education Dept moved to quash rumours that all schools were closed by issuing a statement which confirmed that all States schools were open apart from St. Andrew’s Primary and St. Anne’s in Alderney. But if parents felt it was too dangerous to take their child to school it was up to them and they should notify the school of their decision.
Just after midday the department confirmed that St Andrew’s would remain closed all day.
1:40pm - School transport and scheduled bus services expected to operate as normal this afternoon. Schools will not close early.
The Education Department expects all schools to open as normal on Monday.
Music Centre will operate as normal tomorrow – if there is any change the Head of the Schools’ Music Service, Mervyn Grand, will inform the broadcast media by 7.45am
Buses: 11:05 – All buses will be running from 11:50 onwards, say CT Plus.
States Works said two of its three gritting lorries were out.
They were gritting routes leading to and in the upper parishes, including Rectory Hill, Route de St Andre by the Little Chapel, Grande Rue in St Martin’s, Le Vauquiedor, Le Chene Hill and Pleinmont.
Air Travel: Update – 2:40 – Airport reopened at 2pm and first commercial flight away was the Aurigny GR694 flight to East Midlands departed shortly after 2:30pm.
3:05: The Aurigny flight has just landed back at Guernsey due to the closure of East Midlands airport due to the weather conditions.
All Blue Islands passengers are advised to check-in as normal, once the airports open Blue Islands will endeavour to operate the schedule as normal. Upon opening of Jersey Airport, the Manchester, Geneva and Bristol services will operate. Upon opening of Guernsey airport, Blue Islands will be operating flights to Jersey and hopefully the Southampton flight if Southampton Airport opens.
For passengers wishing to change their flights, this can be done on the Blueislands.com website in the ‘manage travel’ section.
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