THE heavy snow which is falling across The Black Country is affecting a number of services around the region.
Dudley Council teams have been working throughout the night to keep roads clear and operations will be continuing during the day to keep traffic moving.
The Crystal, Halesowen and Dudley leisure centres and Dell Staduim are all closed today (Friday). For information on weekend opening call 01384 812800.
Many school children look set for an unexpected day off.
Dudley Council schools already closed or closing early are:
Alder Coppice Primary School
Amblecote Primary School
Blanford Mere Primary School
Bramford Primary School
Brierley Hill Primary School
Brockmoor Primary School
Bromley Hills Primary School
Bromley Pensnett Primary School is closing at 1pm
Butterfly Childrens Centre and Pre-school
Caslon Primary School is closing at noon
Church of the Ascension C of E Primary School is closing at 1.30pm
Cotwall End Primary School
Cradley CE Primary School (closed from noon)
Dudley Wood Primary School
Foxyards Primary School
Gigmill Primary School closed from 1.30pm
Glynne Primary School
Halesowen C of E Primary school will be closed from 10.30am parents are asked to collect children
Ham Dingle Primary School
Hawbush Primary School
Hob Green Primary School
Huntingtree Primary School will be closed from 1pm
Hurst Green Primary School
Hurst Hill Primary School
Jessons Primary School
Little Hands Children's Centre (closed from noon)
Maidensbridge Primary School (closed from noon)
Manor Way Primary School
Milking Bank Primary School
Mount Pleasant Primary School
Netherbrook Primary School (closed from 1pm)
Netherton C of E Primary School
Newfield Park Primary School
Oldswinford Primary School (remains open to provide child care until 3.30pm but parents with travel concerns may collect their children from 12 noon)
Our Lady and St Kenelm School
Pedmore C of E Primary School
Peters Hill Primary School
Priory Primary School closed from 11am
Quarry Bank Primary School and Children's Centre
Queen Victoria Primary School and Children's Centre
Ridge Primary School (closed from 1pm)
Red Hall Primary School
Roberts Primary School
Rufford Primary School
Russells Hall Primary closed from 1pm
Sledmere Primary School
St Chad's Catholic Primary School
St Edmund and St John Primary School
St James Primary School
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hillcrest Road, Dudley
St Mary's RC Primary School
Thorns Primary School
Wallbrook Primary School
Withymoor Primary School closed from 12.30pm
Wollescote Primary School
Woodside Community School, Childrens Centre and Little Bears Nursery
Bishop Milner Secondary School will be closed from noon
Coseley Secondary School closed from 11.45am
Crestwood Secondary School
Earls High School will be closed from 10.30am
Ellowes Hall Sports College
High Arcal School
Hill Crest School and Community College
Holly Hall Academy
The Kingswinford School
Old Swinford Hospital - No Sixth Form lessons on Friday. Normal lessons will continue for Years 7-11 on both Friday and Saturday. Day students are to attend school if parents consider it is safe for them to travel.
Pedmore Technology College
Ridgewood High School will be closed from 11.30am
Summerhill School - The school intend to run the year 11 GCSE RE exam this afternoon - final decision by 11am. An update will appear at http://www.summerhill.dudley.sch.uk/
Thorns Community College
Wordsley School (closed from 10.45am)
Special schools: Brier School, Halesbury School, Old Park Special School, Pensmeadow School, Rosewood School, Sutton School, Woodsetton School.
Short Stay Schools: Cherry Tree Learning Centre (staff attend as normal), Mere Primary Short Stay School (staff attend as normal),Sycamore Secondary Short Stay School - both Abberley and Sycamore sites (staff attend as normal).
Haybridge High School in Hagley and Hagley RC School are also closed.
Dudley Council day centres are open but council run transport services to them have been suspended.
Dudley Council waste collection services are running where safe to do so.
The household waste and recycling centre in Birmingham Street, Stourbridge, is closed from 1pm today (Friday). Call 0300 555 2345 for more information over the weekend.
Dudley Council libraries are closed from 1pm today (Friday).
The ballroom dancing session at Dudley Town Hall scheduled for Saturday January 19 has been cancelled.
Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, Broadfield House Glass Museum and the Red House Glass Cone are open today (Friday). Call your local museum over the weekend before setting off over the weekend or visit the website
For the latest details of Sandwell Council school closures click on the link here: