LIGHT snowfall was forecast to return to Hartlepool today – but the town should avoid the arctic chaos seen elsewhere in the region.
While the weather has been grey, dull and drizzly in Hartlepool, fortunately the town has missed out on the fresh blankets of snow that are lying around the rest of Teesside and County Durham.
Several schools were closed in East Durham yesterday where snowfall overnight caused problems on the roads and made it dangerous for pupils to get into school.
Hartlepool avoided the worst of the snowy conditions and no schools were closed and the main roads were all fine.
But light snow was predicted to fall throughout today, with temperatures not expected to rise above 2C.
Luckily the town should only have a short stint of snow as tomorrow is expected to be dry, although temperatures could drop as low as -2C.
And Hartlepool is also expected to miss any snowfall on Friday, which will again be dry but the arctic wind chill will make temperatures feel as cold as -9C.
Pupils at St William’s RCVA Primary School, in Trimdon Village, Wheatley Hill Community Primary School, Thornley Primary School, Trimdon Village Infant School, Trimdon Junior School and Deaf Hill Primary School all got the chance to make the most of the winter wonderland yesterday as their schools were closed for the day.
Dozens of other schools across Teesside and County Durham were also closed as fresh snowfall and sub-freezing temperatures left roads hazardous.
But the worst of the conditions could be also be left behind in the rest of the region as forecasters predict dry days throughout the North-East tomorrow and on Friday.