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SNOW BACK WITH A VENGEANCE.

Byline: By Ben Glaze South Wales Echo

SCHOOLS were forced to send thousands of pupils home again today after heavy snowfall hit the region for the second day running. Many schools opened as normal this morning but by lunchtime around 200 schools had closed, including more than 20 in Cardiff.

Bus services were halted, roads closed and staff sent home as up to six inches fell this morning.

Driving on the M4 in South Wales was described as 'hazardous'.

Rugby fans trying to get to Scotland were also caught up in delays at Cardiff International Airport when the runway was shut at 11am.

Meanwhile, businesses started to count the cost of the freeze. Merthyr Chamber of Trade president Andrew Barry said businesses had lost thousands.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Feb 9, 2007
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