Risk of light snowfall or sleet today

OXFORDSHIRE could see up to 2cm of snow later today ahead of milder temperatures forecast for the weekend.

The county is on the edge of the Met office’s yellow warning for snow overnight today to Saturday as temperatures will dip below freezing.

Met forecaster Dan Williams said: “You could see more of a snow, sleet, rain mix. But there is a risk of seeing a couple of centimetres of snow in the afternoon, evening and in the early hours of Saturday.”

Temperatures on Saturday should be milder, with highs of about 4C.

Michelle Southby, Environment Agency spokesman, confirmed that the risk of flooding from melting snow in the county was low.

Fixtures on Oxford City Council operated football pitches have been cancelled this weekend.

Games booked on Court Place Farm in Marsh Lane will be checked by the referees. For information see oxford.gov.uk/sportspitches Cherwell District Council waste staff were collecting bins yesterday and hope to catch up with reported missed bins on Saturday and Monday.

A social evening celebrating the success of Oxsrad sport centre’s rejuvenation appeal on Saturday has been postponed until Saturday, February 23.

Only one school, West Oxford Primary, was closed yesterday because of a broken boiler and the weather disrupted some Stagecoach bus services. In Chipping Norton, the town council leased two quad bikes with snow ploughs and mechanical salt spreaders to help clear roads.

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