YOUNGSTERS from a Hartlepool school were allowed home early due to the snowy conditions.
Parents of children at West Park Primary School, in Coniscliffe Road, in Hartlepool, received a text message from school staff saying that the kids could go home from 1.30pm today.
So dozens of mums and dads and grandparents made an early school run to collect the youngsters who were delighted to be given time off from their learning to have fun in the white stuff.
A spokeswoman for the school said: ”We sent a text around to parents saying that the children could go home early from 1.30pm but we are open all day.
“The head teacher Mark Parry made the decision for health and safety reasons.”
Meanwhile a busy road where a lorry became stuck due to the ice and snow is now clear, say police.
The lorry came to a halt before 1pm and was unable to move as it travelled east-bound in the second lane of the A179 between Hart Village and the A19.
Traffic was reportedly backing up as the stricken lorry blocked the carriageway for around an hour.
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